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In a statement, the ministry said a shaft measuring 120 cm x 90 cm and 11 metres deep was found, with five still sealed stone coffins at the bottom. Also discovered in the same complex were four niches in a room containing wooden coffins and Late Period human burials.
The discovery included the world’s biggest unearthed scarab, hundreds of diversified animal statues
The material from our discovery of the Roman catacomb at Saqqara suggests that Greco-Roman influence was stronger in Memphis than in contemporary Upper Egyptian culture; says mission director
Madbouly said he will soon discuss ways to develop Al-Mariouteya road, facilitate area’s commute for tourists
Burial chamber was well-preserved, decorated, coloured, while walls depict priest with his family
Renovation included strengthening cemeteries’ collapsing walls, preserving their colour
Discovery was sponsored by Orascom Investment, were thousands of relics belonging to animals and Egyptian gods were found