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Antiquities restoration to be resumed at Egyptian village

The Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities is aiming to place Bahnasah village in Minya governorate on the tourist map following its restoration.
A picture taken on January 30, 2020, shows limestone sarcophagi discovered among many archeological finds in 3000-year-old communal tombs dedicated to high priests, in Al-Ghoreifa in Tuna al-Jabal in the Minya governorate. - Egypt's antiquities ministry unveiled 16 tombs of ancient high priests containing 20 sarcophagi, including one dedicated to the sky god Horus, discovered at the archaeological site, about 300 kilometres (186 miles) south of Cairo. The shared tombs were dedicated to high priests of the g

The Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities resumed in August the restoration process of the tombs of 14 of the prophet’s companions in the village of Bahnasah in Minya governorate, in southern Egypt, where the graves of 5,000 of the companions and followers are located.

The National Service of the Armed Forces is implementing the restoration works with a budget of 40 million Egyptian pounds (about $2.5 million).

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