250 ancient rock-cut tombs of different styles uncovered in Sohag
Wednesday، 12 May 2021 - 01:55 PM
An Egyptian archaeological mission of the Antiquities Ministry has discovered 250 rock-cut tombs in al-Hamdiya necropolis in the Eastern Mountain in Sohag, about 500 kilometres south of Cairo.
The discovery is part of an archaeological documentation and registration project for the necropolis rock-cut tombs.
The tombs vary in style, and they are cut at several levels in the mountain, with some having one or more burial shafts with a ramp leading to a burial chamber, head of the ministry's Central Administration of Upper Egypt Mohamed Abdel Badea said in a press release on Tuesday11/5/2021.
They date back from the end of the Old Kingdom to the end of the Ptolemaic period, he added.