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 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 with different architectural styles.

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

In recent years, Egypt has heavily promoted new archaeological finds. They have promoted them to international media and diplomats. They hope to attract more visitors to the country. The vital tourism sector. It has suffered from the years of political turmoil. This has been happening since the 2011 uprising.

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COMMENTS (25)
  • JesseM-dec1
    2/08/2019 - 12:12 p.m.

    I love history especially Egypt history.

  • AvaR-dec
    2/12/2019 - 08:08 a.m.

    I think this discovery is really cool because rome-era tombs are from way back when.

  • PaigeM-dec
    2/12/2019 - 09:30 a.m.

    I think this is an import do you scrub Marie because they are really old.

  • Nicolas S-mag
    2/12/2019 - 04:37 p.m.

    With these discoveries it will probably increase the tourism in Egypt, it is interesting that around the world we can find new old things. I believe that the tombs found will help to know more about that culture.

  • Yadira C-mag1
    2/12/2019 - 09:13 p.m.


    I think it is important because it is verified that there was a cyclization in that place and when examining those pieces that are found there you can discover more of what is known about that civilization because they are treasures since before things were put in another way and people had another lifestyle that allowed them to last up to many years more than the people of today.

  • Jack-E2
    2/15/2019 - 12:02 p.m.

    wow i wonder how something that is supposed to be in Rome was found in the desserts of western Egypt over thousands of miles away i think maybe Rome might have ruled over Egypt at a time
    i thought that this article was interesting.

  • Nicolas A-mag
    2/15/2019 - 09:25 p.m.

    This article tells us that archa cologists found tambs from the roman era. They found two tombs, which were built in brins and adobe. They also mention that they found human remains and creamic objects and paintings on the walls. All this was mentioned by the antiquities ministry

  • Marco R-mag
    2/15/2019 - 09:33 p.m.

    The article tells us about ancient tombs that were discovered by some archaeologists in Egypt, they say that they made of mud brick and that are being use to attract more tourists to the place.

  • Guadalupe C-mag
    2/15/2019 - 09:34 p.m.

    In recent years, the country of egypt has strongly prometed archaeological finds, recently two tombs were found in the western desertand are presumed to be from the Roman era. the secular gallery announces that the tombs were built with adobe and bricks and found human remains in them.

  • Dassaed S-mag
    2/15/2019 - 10:30 p.m.

    Mi comentario es sobre los arqueologos que han descubierto dos tumbas antiguas que se remontan a la epoca romana en el desierto, el ministerio de antiguedades dijo que excavaron en el sitio arqueologico de Beir Al-Shaghala que esta en el Oasis de Dakhla, y dicen que las tumbas fueron construidas con ladrillos de adobe y en ella encontraron restos humanos antiguos, fragmentos de ceramica y pinturas en las paredes, ultimamente en egipto han encontrado varias tumbas y esto ah servido como atraccion para la llegada de turistas de todo el mundo

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