Two Late Period tombs discovered in Aswan
Two rock-hewn tombs from the Late Period (664 BC to 332 BC) have been revealed near the Aga Khan mausoleum on Aswan's west bank during excavation works carried out by the mission of Aswan Field School.
|The entrance of one of the tombs [Credit: Aswan Field School]|
According to Salama, the tombs are in a very bad conservation condition with plain walls without any decorations, paintings or funerary collection.
|Remains of a sarcophagus [Credit: Aswan Field School]|
Adel Tohamy, the head of the Aswan Field School said that the school aims to train junior archaeologists and restorers to use state-of-the-art techniques in excavations, restoration and documentation of monuments, as well as in archaeological surveying.
Author: Nevine El-Aref | Source: Ahram Online [October 22, 2016]