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 in the Dakhla Oasis.

Mostafa Waziri, secretary general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, says the tombs were built in mud-brick with different architectural styles.

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

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

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  • jordant-orv
    3/11/2019 - 11:48 a.m.

    This discovery is important because it might attract more visitors to the country, and they can find out more about the Egyptians and how they did stuff back then.

  • JesseM-dec1
    3/25/2019 - 01:11 p.m.

    I always like learning about tombs and mummies. It just makes me think what it was like back then like did they have electric like many people say about

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