May 19, 2020
An Egyptian-Spanish team of archaeologists working at the site of Oxyrhynchus, one of the most important sites during the Greco-Roman Period, has uncovered a new tomb dating back to the Saite Period (664-525 BC). The ancient city is mostly underneath the modern city of Bahnasa, in the southern governorate of Minya.
The tomb is quite unique – the first to be discovered in the area with such style. The tomb consists of one room of polished limestone with various decorative scenes. Dr. Hassan Amer, the director of the project, also revealed that the team found 8 additional tombs, all non-decorated, with domed ceiling, dated to the Greco-Roman Period. Several Roman tombstones were found inside as well as bronze coins, small crucifixes, and mud seals.