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Egypt makes major archaeological discovery amid coronavirus crisis

A joint Egyptian-Spanish archaeological mission announced a major discovery in the Bahnasah region, in Minya governorate, consisting of a unique cemetery.

CAIRO — Mostafa Waziri, secretary-general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities in Egypt, announced May 17 that the Egyptian-Spanish archaeological mission affiliated with the University of Barcelona discovered a unique cemetery dating back to the el-Sawi era, known as the 26th Dynasty. The discovery was made in Bahnasah region, located in Minya governorate, one of the most famous archaeological regions in Egypt.

Waziri explained that the cemetery consists of one room built with polished limestone, with an entrance from the north. The walls have a curvature from the top of the roof, making the cemetery flat and not vaulted. Other cemeteries discovered in the area are vaulted. He noted that the cemetery did not have any funerary furniture. 

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