Antiquities min. uncovers archaeological discovery in Minya’s Tuna el Gebel

Antiquities Minister Khaled Anani uncovered Egypt’s first archaeological discovery in 2019 in Tuna el Gebel area in Minya governorate, including an ancient cemetery that contains about 40 mummies.

The minister held an international press conference on Saturday to announce the archaeological discovery in Tuna el Gebel, the third to be uncovered in the area for the third year in a row.

Anani pointed out that the discovery was unearthed in cooperation between his ministry and Minya University.

Several archaeological discoveries will be announced soon, Anani said, hailing cooperation among his ministry, the Tourism Ministry and Minya governorate in organizing this international event which is bringing together more than 10 ambassadors of foreign countries.

For her part, Tourism Minister Rania el Mashat lauded coordination between her ministry and the Antiquities Ministry, saying that today’s event greatly contributes to creating international momentum to the inauguration of the Grand Egyptian Museum next year.

Mashat noted that the new discoveries put Minya governorate on Egypt’s tourism map.

Source: State Information Service Egypt