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by Archaeology Newsroom

Hellenistic tomb discovered in Alexandria

With 300 artifacts

Dr. Mahmoud Afifi, the Head of the Ancient Egyptian Antiquities Sector at the Ministry of Antiquities, announced the discovery of a Hellenistic tomb in El Shatby area in Alexandria city.

The discovery was made during the excavation work carried out by an Egyptian archaeological mission from the ministry’s inspectorate in Alexandria.

Mustafa Rushdi, General Director of Antiquities of Western Delta and Alexandria explains that the tomb was dated based on its  architectural style and the remains  of the pottery
found inside it.

Roushdi continues that the discovered tomb consists of four halls each one of them has some burial holes decorated with geometric designs and funerary prayers written in Greek. The burials holes are found in rows above each others.

Aya Mohamed Taher, an archaeologist at the site said that the mission found in this tomb about 300 artifacts, among them pottery, a terracotta statue and lamps made of clay.

The mission during the next archaeological season would study the funerary phrases to identify the tombs’ owners .

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1. Ministry of Antiquities