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Egyptian mission unearths 85 tombs, temple for Isis goddess in Upper Egypt

An Egyptian archaeological mission has discovered a tower house, in addition to the remains of a Ptolemaic temple and about 85 tombs dating back to different periods from the end of the Old Kingdom until the end of the Ptolemaic period in Sohag, southern Egypt.
The entrance is seen inside a newly discovered tomb dating to the Ptolemaic era at the Diabat necropolis near the city of Akhmim, Sohag province, Egypt, April 5, 2019.

CAIRO — The Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities announced in a May 4 press statement the discovery of a tower house from the era of King Ptolemy III, in the Gabal El Haridi area in Sohag governorate in southern Egypt.

The Egyptian archaeological mission operating in the area also unearthed the remains of a Ptolemaic temple, parts of which were discovered during previous excavations in the early 2000s. 

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