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Egyptian training program leads to discovery of Ptolemaic-era tomb

A group of archaeologists found a tomb dating back to the Ptolemaic era during their participation in a training program organized by the Ministry of Antiquities in Sohag governorate.
This picture taken on April 5, 2019 shows a view of the entrance inside a newly-discovered tomb dating to the Ptolemaic era (323-30 BC) at the Diabat necropolis near the city of Akhmim in Egypt's southern Sohag province, about 500 kilometres south of the capital Cairo. (Photo by Khaled DESOUKI / AFP) (Photo credit should read KHALED DESOUKI/AFP via Getty Images)

CAIRO — An excavation training program organized by the Central Training Unit in the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, in cooperation with the Sohag Antiquities Office, has led to the discovery of a tomb dating back to the Ptolemaic era in the Akhmim area in Sohag governorate in southern Egypt.

According to archaeologists, the tomb is believed to belong to a senior statesman during the Ptolemaic era, which highlights the importance of the discovery.

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