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Egypt unearths mummification workshops, tombs in Saqqara's ancient burial ground

Egypt adds to latest string of discoveries with mummification workshops and tombs in ancient burial ground to help revive its vital tourism industry

Japanese Ambassador to Egypt Oka Hiroshi (R) visits an ancient tomb in the Saqqara necropolis south of Cairo, where archaeologists unearthed two human and animal embalming workshops, as well as two tombs. The head of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities, told reporters the embalming workshops, where humans and animals were mummified,
Published on May 28, 2023 09:07 AM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Saqqara, Egypt

'Complete' Roman-era cemetery discovered in Gaza Strip

A 2,000-year-old Roman cemetery and necropolis containing up to 80 tombs was unearthed during housing construction in the northern Gaza Strip.

The discovery of Roman graves in Gaza attest to the region's rich archaeological heritage. (Mohammed Talatene/picture alliance/dpa)
Published on Dec 15, 2022 11:01 AM IST
By, Delhi

Roman-era tomb unearthed in Gaza City, archaeologist suggest site was a cemetery

An independent archaeologist in Gaza said photos suggest the site was a cemetery dating back to the late Roman era to early Byzantine period 1,600 years ago. “They indicate that a Roman temple or a Byzantine church are nearby,” said the expert

A general view shows the construction site where an ancient cemetery reportedly dating back to the Roman-era was unearthed, in Gaza City  (Photo by Mahmud HAMS / AFP)
Updated on Feb 01, 2022 12:01 PM IST
AP | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Gaza City, Gaza Strip

Pilgrims travel to Spain’s 'El Camino', walk the ancient path to St. James' tomb

The Camino de Santiago is a series of paths that fan out beyond the Iberian Peninsula and spread across Europe, all end at the baroque cathedral where believers can visit the tomb of James, the apostle who (according to Catholic tradition) brought Christianity to Spain and Portugal.

Pilgrims travel to Spain’s 'El Camino', walk the ancient path to St. James' tomb(Photo by Jon Tyson on Unsplash)
Updated on Jun 05, 2021 08:43 PM IST
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