“This is only the beginning of a new discovery,” the antiquities minister said. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
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Egypt's Antiquities Ministry announced Saturday the discovery of an ancient necropolis near the Nile Valley city of Minya, south of Cairo, the latest discovery in an area known to house ancient catacombs from the Pharaonic Late Period and the Ptolemaic dynasty.They found tombs belonging to priests of Thoth, the ancient god of the moon and wisdom.One tomb includes over 1,000 statues and four well-preserved alabaster canopic jars inscribed with hieroglyphics and designed to hold the mummified internal organs of their owner who was a high priest of the god Thoth.
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