A momentous discovery from 2019 at the Tuna El-Gebel archaeological site in Minya, South of Cairo, has been made by the Egyptian Minister of Antiquities, Dr. Khaled El- Enany. A group of fifty mummies in a good state of preservation was found in four Ptolemaic burial chambers. They appear to be family tombs by the number of them.
“The newly discovered tombs are familial grave which was probably for a family from the upper middle class,” Said El- Enany.
The archeologists still have been able to identify the remains found, but the mummification methods suggested they were related to some important families or prestigious positions.
The tomb contains mummies of men and women in wrappings; some still carry fragments of colored cartonnage. here are 12 children and infants wrapped in linen or decorated with Demotic handwriting.
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