Al Alamein (Egypte): archaeological mission discovers tomb
The tomb, - Official Press Release from the Alamein Archaeological site
A tomb dating back to thesecond century has been uncovered at the Al-Alamein archaeological site in Matrouh Governorate of Egypt, according to an official press release statement from the Marina Antiquities site.
General Director of the site Naema Sanad reveals that the tomb contains a rock staircase leading down into the main chamber of the tomb, where burial holes known as “Locauli” are prominent.
She also reveals that the southern part of the tomb contains a Greek decoration on the wall, depicting a horn with a basin surrounded by drawn on leaves and flowers. The tomb had also seen renovations; a new chamber to the right of the entrance had been added long after construction.
Showcasing the Greek decor in the tomb - Official Press Releasefrom the Alamein Archaeological site
According to the site’s senior inspector, Eman Abdel Khaleq, the excavation also uncovered multiple artifacts, ranging from a collection of coins that are the same age of the tomb to two lamps and multiple pottery vessels.
Ministry of Antiquities' head of Ancient Egyptian Antiquities Sector,AymanAshmawy, has stated that the mission was a close cooperation between the ministry and Al-Alamein city's board, which helped to provide the necessary workforce. Lastly, the Supreme Council of Antiquities has been sent to study the human remains in the tomb, finishing off the excavation.
An example of the pottery received from the tomb - Official Press Release from the Alamein Archaeological site