Egypt‘s antiquities ministry on Thursday unveiled the tombs of ancient high priests and a sarcophagus dedicated to the sky god Horus at an archaeological site in Minya governorate.
The mission found 16 tombs containing 20 sarcophagi, some engraved with hieroglyphics.
They were found at the Al-Ghoreifa site, about 300 kilometres (186 miles) south of Cairo.
An Egyptian archaeologist inspects a mummy in a limestone sarcophagus discovered along many finds in communal tombs in Ghuraifah in the Minya governorate,
Khaled al-Enany, the Egyptian minister of antiquities, said that the Minya region wherein the site is contained ‘continues to reveal its secrets’.
The shared tombs were dedicated to high priests of the god Djehuty and senior officials, from the Late Period around 3,000 years ago, the ministry said.