Students from the Supreme Council of Antiquities have discovered a Ptolemaic tomb while carrying out excavation work as part of a training programme in the Akhmim area of Sohag Governorate.
The rock-cut tomb consists of the remains of a mud brick courtyard, with a descending staircase leading to two rooms. One room was plastered but with no trace of decoration and contained a coffin, also devoid of any form of inscription. The second room had been decorated, and some of the painted reliefs have survived.
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