News ID: 241035
Published: 0426 GMT April 06, 2019

Egypt: Archeologists unveil 2,000-year-old Ptolemaic 'Tomb of Tutu'

Egypt: Archeologists unveil 2,000-year-old Ptolemaic 'Tomb of Tutu'

Researchers near the ancient city of Akhmim discovered a 2,000-year-old tomb thought to belong to an official called 'Tutu', revealed the secretary general of the Supreme Council for Antiques, Mostafa El-Waziry, on Friday.

Tutu, which is also the name of a Sphinx-like God, and his wife 'Ta-Shirit-Iziz' were preserved in the tomb, which is the latest in a string of recent discoveries, Presstv Reported.

Dozens of animals were also mummified and left in the tomb, such as a nighthawk, a falcon and mice. Since October over 50 mummified artifacts have been uncovered, including the remains of a mother and child, in Sohag Governorate.

 

 

   
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