* MoA press release 18/9/2018
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“An Egyptian Archaeological Mission working on Agakhan site
at the western bank in Aswan, succeed to uncovered a
sandstone coffin have a lid engraved in human body shape
and inside it a mummy wrapped in linen in A good condition,
in a tomb dating back to the late era.
Dr. Mostafa Waziri General Secretary of the supreme council
of Antiquities explains that the coffin was founded inside
an ancient tomb within the 3 tombs has been uncovered during
the archaeological survey that carried out in the western
road which is lead to the Aga Khan Ville and shrine.
He continues that the mission succeeded to discover also a
remain of a pottery coffin, parts of a stone painting decorated
with an inscriptions and a hieroglyphic writings.
On his part Dr. Abdel Monaem General Director of Aswan and
Al- Nuba Antiquities said that during the archaeological
cleaning of the tomb the mission found a collection of mummies
was buried in a random and unorganized method.
He pointed out that the mission continues the excavation work
and uncovered also a rectangular chamber of 3 x 5 m in which
there was found a head of a sandstone statue without any
inscriptions, a collection of amulets made of lanterns and
colored stone, and a small wooden statue of the god Horus,
and its walls decorated with colorful religious scenes
representing some of the gods, such as Hathor, Isis and Anubis.”