Spanish archaeologists’ make Egyptian discovery

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ARCHAEOLOGISTS from Jaen University found some 20 mummies and a wooden sarcophagus at a site in Aswan, Egypt.

The team, from Jaen, Granada and London, and led by Jaen University professor, Alejandro Jimenez Serrano, had been digging for more than a month on their foruth excursion to the 4,000-year-old Qubbet el-Hawa necropolis.

The main find is a tomb built for a provincial governor from the XII dynasty (1830BC) and a wooden sarcophagus in which a high-ranking person was buried.

They believe that further investigation will lead them to older levels where there are chambers which may be intact, as the necropolis has been used since 2250BC to bury the area’s most prominent figures.

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