Sunday, 9 February 2014
Psamtik I is found, 26th Dynasty discovery in Delta
The ministry of Antiquities excavation team working in Tell Tabila in Dakahliya discovered 3 human skeletons dated back to Late Period underneath the sarcophagus they found last week.
So we will start with last week's discovery as we couldn't get photos of it then.
Dr. Mohamed Ibrahim announced the discovery of a mud brick mastaba dated back to Late period. The Mastaba was discovered by the Egyptian team while excavating in Tell Tebila in Dakahliya governorate in Delta.
The mastaba measures 7 x 10 meters divided into burial shafts.
The minister said " The team found a limestone sarcophagus in the Mastaba dated back to the 2nd century B.C. for a woman called Werty daughter of Rtrs. The sarcophagus is 1.77 meters length, 37 cm width by the feet and 70 cm width by the chest. The mummy was found in the sarcophagus in a good shape of preservation."