Archaeologists find Rome-era tombs in Egypt's Western Desert

This undated handout photo from the Egyptian Antiquities Authority, shows colorful funeral paintings in an ancient tomb dating back to the Roman period, at the Dakhla Oasis in the Western Desert, Egypt. The Antiquities Ministry said Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019 that the excavations uncovered two ancient tombs in the Beir Al-Shaghala archaeological site. Mostafa Waziri, secretary general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, says the tombs were built in mud-brick with different architectural styles. (Egyptian Antiquities Authority via AP)
This undated handout photo from the Egyptian Antiquities Authority, shows colorful funeral paintings in an ancient tomb dating back to the Roman period, at the Dakhla Oasis in the Western Desert, Egypt. The Antiquities Ministry said Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019 that the excavations took place in the Beir Al-Shaghala archaeological site. Mostafa Waziri, secretary general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, says the tombs were built in mud-brick with different architectural styles. (Egyptian Antiquities Authority via AP)

CAIRO — Egypt says archaeologists have uncovered two ancient tombs dating back to the Roman period in the country's Western Desert.

The Antiquities Ministry says Tuesday the excavations took place in the Beir Al-Shaghala archaeological site in the Dakhla Oasis.

Mostafa Waziri, secretary general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, says the tombs were built in mud-brick with different architectural styles.

He says archaeologists uncovered ancient human remains and pottery fragments inside the tombs. They also found colorful funeral paintings on the walls of both tombs.

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 the years of political turmoil since the 2011 uprising.

Must Read

Egypt says 4,400-year-old tomb discovered outside...

Feb 3, 2018

Archaeologists in Egypt say they have discovered 4,400-year-old tomb near the pyramids outside Cairo

Egypt says village found in Nile Delta predated...

Sep 2, 2018

Egypt says archeologists have unearthed one of the oldest villages ever found in the Nile Delta,...

The Latest: Yemen says rebel attack a 'blatant...

Jan 10, 2019

Yemen's government says the drone attack on a military parade held at a military base belonging to...

Egypt says archaeologists find ancient tombs in...

Jan 23, 2019

Egypt says archaeologists have uncovered ancient tombs dating back to the Second Intermediate...

Egypt says ancient cemetery found at Giza famed...

May 4, 2019

Egypt's Antiquities Ministry says archaeologists have uncovered part of an ancient cemetery near...

About Us

Get all the up-to-date breaking news about politics, business, entertainment, sports, lifestyles, weather, traffic, and local news in a seamless digital environment only in Morning Dispatcher.

Contact us: sales[at]morningdispatcher.com

Subscribe Now!

Quick Links

HomePress