Egypt announces a new archaeological discovery from the tombs at Tell Al-Deir, in the new city of Damietta

The Egyptian archaeological mission affiliated to the Supreme Council of Antiquities working at Tell al-Deir.

ruins in the new city of Damietta succeeded in discovering 20 tombs dating back to the late era, while completing the excavation work it is conducting at the site .

This was stated by Dr. Mostafa Waziri, Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, pointing to the importance of this discovery.

as it is an important scientific and archaeological addition to rewriting the history of Damietta Governorate .

This was stated by Dr. Mostafa Waziri, Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities.

pointing to the importance of this discovery, as it is an important scientific and archaeological addition to rewriting the history of Damietta Governorate .

For his part, Dr. said. Ayman Ashmawy, head of the Egyptian antiquities sector at the Supreme Council of Antiquities.

indicated that the mud brick tombs may date back to the Sawi era, specifically the 26th dynasty.

as the architectural planning for them was a widespread and well-known model in the late era, as well as the technical features and pottery vessels discovered inside them .

Professor Qutb Fawzi, head of the Central Department of Antiquities of Lower Egypt and .Sinai and head of the archaeological mission

stated that the mission also succeeded in discovering golden chips that covered the .remains of human burials, embodying the deities Isis, Heqat, and Bastet

as well as the embodiment of the protective eye of Horus (Udjat), as well as Horus in the .form of a falcon. He spread his wings

.in addition to many funerary amulets of different shapes, sizes, and stones

such as scarabs, the grandfather’s column, the headrest, the two feathers of Amun, and many deities, including Isis, Nephthys, Gehuti, and Tawert .

He added that miniature models of canopic vessels for preserving the bowels of the deceased during the mummification process, and statues of the four sons of Horus were found .

In a related context, Mr. Reda Salih, Director of the Damietta Antiquities District, indicated that the mission is continuing.

its excavation work at the site in order to uncover the secrets of the Tell Al-Deir cemetery, stressing that the site still carries many layers of sand.

adding that the mission succeeded in previous seasons in uncovering many burial customs and methods.

of successive civilizations on the land of Egypt in the Greco-Roman times, of which Tel Al-Deir was a witness .

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