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Looters Lead Egyptian Authorities to Two Ptolemaic Tombs

Thursday, December 12, 2013

CAIRO, EGYPT—Mohamed Abdel Maqsoud, head of the Ministry of State for Antiquities Egyptian section, has announced the discovery of two first-century tombs in the Roman necropolis at al-Qantar, following an illegal excavation. The first tomb had been built of mud brick and belonged to a priest named Mina, who is depicted on wall paintings in front of the goddess Isis. The second tomb was built of limestone but its occupant has not yet been identified.