viernes, 3 de agosto de 2007

Pharaonic tomb discovered

Culture Minister Farouk Hosni has announced the discovery of the cemetery of the royal bodyguard of the Pharaohs' 26th dynasty at the historical area of Abu Sir, near the governorate of Sharqiya.

Archaeologists unearthed a huge sarcophagus made up of white limestone.

The sarcophagus contained another small one inscribed with prayers.

The Czech excavation team has also discovered pots, seals and mummification tools.

Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities Zahi Hawwas said the new discovery proves that Abu Sir is replete with many artifacts.