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Archaeologists find Second Intermediate Period tombs in Nile Delta


Egypt says archaeologists have uncovered ancient tombs dating back to the Second Intermediate Period, 1782-1570 B.C., in the Nile Delta.

Archaeologists find Second Intermediate Period tombs in Nile Delta
Credit: Egypt. Ministry of Antiquities


The Antiquities Ministry said Wednesday that archaeologists also found 20 burial sites dating back to the Predynastic Period in Kom al-Kholgan archaeological site, about 140 kilometers (87 miles) north of Cairo.

Archaeologists find Second Intermediate Period tombs in Nile Delta
Archaeologists find Second Intermediate Period tombs in Nile Delta
Credit: Egypt. Ministry of Antiquities


Mostafa Waziri, secretary general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, says the tombs contain ancient animal remains, stone artifacts and pottery fragments with drawings, adding that the remains were not well-preserved.

Archaeologists find Second Intermediate Period tombs in Nile Delta
Credit: Egypt. Ministry of Antiquities
In recent years, Egypt has heavily promoted new archaeological finds to international media and diplomats in the hope of attracting more visitors to the country. The vital tourism sector has suffered from years of political turmoil since the 2011 uprising.

Source: The Associated Press [January 23, 2019]

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