2017-05-13 21:12:55 UTC
"Archaeologists have discovered an underground catacomb containing
numerous mummy-filled corridors at an ancient cemetery at the site of
Tuna el-Gebel in Egypt.
The catacomb can be entered only through a narrow shaft which leads
underground. At the bottom of the shaft, archaeologists found that
"there are many corridors and many burial places for mummies," said
Mohamed Salah bn Mohamed Ahmed El-Kholy, a professor at Cairo
University, at a press conference held this morning (May 13) at Tuna
el-Gebel. Archaeologists with Cairo University have been excavating at
Tuna el-Gebel for about 80 years, El-Kholy said."
"El-Kholy did not say when the mummies date to in his English language
remarks. However, the presence of coins, which in Egypt started
appearing around 2,500 years ago, means that at least some of the
mummies must date to after this time, possibly after Egypt was conquered
by Alexander the Greator even later, when the Roman Empire ruled Egypt."