Egypt discovers new necropolis in Minya, first in area
May 14, 2017
MINYA, Egypt (AP) — An Egyptian archaeological mission has found a necropolis holding at least 17 mummies near the Nile Valley city of Minya, in the first such find in the area, the antiquities ministry said on Saturday.
The discovery was made in the village of Tuna al-Gabal, a vast archaeological site on the edge of the western desert. The area hosts a large necropolis for thousands of mummified ibis and baboon birds as well as other animals. It also includes tombs and a funerary building.
"It's the first human necropolis to be found here in Tuna al-Gabal," Antiquities Minister Khaled al...