Two archeological tombs discovered south of Cairo

14:00, January 05, 2010      

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Two tombs dating back to 26th dynasty (500 B.C.) were found in Saqqara area, 30 km south of Cairo, said Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA) Secretary GeneralZahi Hawwas Monday.

The two tombs were built in stone, said Hawwas, adding one of them was the largest found in the archeological area of Saqqara.

The tomb was robbed in late Roman rule of Egypt, he said.

Saqqara is a vast, ancient burial ground in Egypt, serving as the necropolis for Ancient Egyptian capital of Memphis.

It features numerous pyramids, including the world famous Step Pyramid and a number of mastabas.

Source: Xinhua
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