Egypt unearths two old tombs of 2,500-year-old

Cairo: A Spanish archaeological mission unearthed two adjacent tombs dating from the Saite Dynasty (664 BC-525 BC) in Egypt's Minya Governorate, according to the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities in Cairo. The remains of two unknown humans with gold tongues were discovered in one of the tombs by a delegation from the University of Barcelona, according to sources. Mostafa Waziri, secretary-general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, said in a statement on Sunday.

Waziri said he discovered a limestone coffin with a cover in the shape of a woman inside the tomb, as well as the remains of an unknown person close to the coffin. Waziri noted that preliminary research on the tomb suggested that it had previously been opened in ancient times. He went on to say that one of the pots had 402 Ushabti figurines made of faience, as well as a collection of miniature amulets and green beads.

Meanwhile, the crew discovered the second tomb, which had been totally closed, and opened it for the first time during the excavations. Hassan Amer, the mission's director of excavations, claimed the team discovered a limestone coffin with a human face in good condition, as well as two coffins with canopic pots, at the second tomb.

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