Twelve new cemeteries were discovered in Gabal al-Silsila, Aswan, dating back to the New Kingdom, under the Pharaonic kings Thutmose III and Amenhotep II. Some of the discovered cemeteries were used to burry animals, said Director General of Aswan and Nubia Antiquities, Nasr Salama. Twelve cemeteries were discovered in Gabal al-Silsila mountain, Aswan. Parts of stone, pottery, and cartonage coffins were found in the cemeteries, as well as amulets and scarabs. Over the coming period, the mission will conduct further studies on the discovered cemeteries, she said.
Source:Egypt Independent January 11, 2017 12:03 UTC