Archaeologists find Rome-era tombs in Egypt's Western Desert This undated handout photo from the Egyptian Antiquities Authority, shows colorful funeral paintings in an ancient tomb dating back to the Roman period, at the Dakhla Oasis in the Western Desert, Egypt. (Egyptian Antiquities Authority via AP)
Archaeologists find Rome-era tombs in Egypt's Western Desert
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Egypt says archaeologists have uncovered two ancient tombs. They date back to the Roman period. They are in the country's Western Desert.

The Antiquities Ministry said the excavations took place in the Beir Al-Shaghala archaeological site. It is in the Dakhla Oasis.

Mostafa Waziri is secretary general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities. He says the tombs were built in mud-brick. They have different architectural styles.

He says archaeologists uncovered ancient human remains. They uncovered pottery fragments. These were inside the tombs. They also found colorful funeral paintings. These were on the walls. These were in both tombs.

Egypt has heavily promoted new archaeological finds. They have promoted them to international media. They have promoted them to diplomats. This has happened in recent years. 

They hope of to attract more visitors to the country. The tourism sector is vital. It has suffered. This has been due to years of political turmoil. That has been the case since the 2011 uprising.

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