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16 ancient tombs discovered in Egypt's Minya

Jan 31, 2020 11:45 IST

Archaeologists in the Nile Valley city of Minya in Egypt unveiled 16 tombs, filled with artifacts and a sarcophagus dedicated to the sky God. The tombs, which are long-abandoned, reportedly belong to the Pharonic Late Period. The findings include 5 wooden coffins, 10,000 blue funerary statues and amulets among other discoveries. The tombs have been described to be in good condition and are likely belong to the Egyptian god of writing and wisdom or high priests of Thoth.

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