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)
  • Dassaed S-mag
    2/15/2019 - 10:31 p.m.

    My comment is about the archaeologists who have discovered two ancient tombs dating back to the Roman era in the desert, the antiquities ministry said they excavated at the archaeological site of Beir Al-Shaghala that is in the Dakhla Oasis, and they say that the tombs were built with adobe bricks and in it they found ancient human remains, fragments of ceramics and paintings on the walls, lately in Egypt they have found several tombs and this has served as an attraction for the arrival of tourists from all over the world

  • Nancy M-mag
    2/15/2019 - 11:27 p.m.

    This topic is very dear to me since I would love to know Egypt and even more its archeology since it is very interesting when I was a child I said that hova to be an archeologist and that I would take mummies and antiquities from ancient tombs.

  • Yaneth M
    2/16/2019 - 12:14 a.m.

    Because it helps us to know more about the traditions and customs that existed in those times. And see his way of life.

  • Blanca A-mag
    2/16/2019 - 12:16 a.m.

    Mostafa says the tombs were built in mud-brick with different architectural styles; The two tombs that were recently found, archaeologists uncovered ancient human remains and pottery fragments, Egypt has heavily promoted new archaeological finds.

  • Azucena B-mag
    2/16/2019 - 02:28 a.m.

    Because through these discoveries, we realize these curiosities as the tombs that were built in adobe bricks with different architectural styles.And this gives us an idea of what the life and customs of our ancestors were like.

  • Alheli R-mag
    2/16/2019 - 09:16 p.m.

    I think that this discovery is important because everywhere this kind of discovered is special maybe because found important information about its history or valuable pieces or just to increase the tourism in the cities because the pieces are beautiiful or colorful or curious.
    Personally I enjoy of this kind of places, I love culture, love history, love everything about cities.

  • ethanm-orv
    2/17/2019 - 02:41 p.m.

    This is amazing because we get to learn new things about life back then. The tourism it will attract will be very benificial for Egypt.

  • Nelly-E2
    2/21/2019 - 03:29 p.m.

    I personally have liked archaeology every since second grade i think it is really cool that they found a tomb with ancient egyptian body parts.

  • joeyw-orv
    2/26/2019 - 02:48 p.m.

    Finding ancient things like this will help us piece ancient life in ancient times. It will help us better understand how they did things back thousands of years ago. It will help us understand how they perceived things and possibly give us some ideas that can help humanity in today's time.

  • keidene-orv
    3/04/2019 - 11:54 a.m.

    two ancient tombs the only tombs i know were king tuts and Queen Nefertiti i think queen Nefertiti was king tuts mom

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