Five Ancient Roman Tombs With Different Architectural Style Discovered In Egypt

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AncientPages.com - Five ancient Roman tombs with different architectural style have been discovered in Egypt's Dakhla Oasis.

The tombs, unearthed in Beir Al-Shaghala necropolis in the Western Desert are built in mud brick and contain several artifacts, including the remains of a funerary mask depicting a human face.

Some parts of the tombs are still   buried in sand, but the excavations continue.

Five Ancient Roman Tombs With Different Architectural Style Discovered In Egypt

Some of the discovered clay pots. Image credit: Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities

According to the Ancient Egyptian Antiquities Department, one of the tombs was constructed in the shape of a pyramid.

Five Ancient Roman Tombs With Different Architectural Style Discovered In Egypt

The tomb with pyramid shaped end. Image credit: Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities

One of the five tombs has   an entrance leading to a rectangular hall with two burial chambers while another tomb has a vaulted ceiling and its entrance leads to a burial chamber.

Two other tombs share one entrance and each tomb has a separate burial chamber with a vaulted ceiling.

Five Ancient Roman Tombs With Different Architectural Style Discovered In Egypt

Bei'r Al-Shaghala necropolis. Image credit: Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities

The ancient Roman tombs are in good state and can eventually provide scientist with more historical information.

Ancient Egyptian funerary mask.

The funerary mask. Image credit: Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities

One of the discovered ostraca. Image credit: Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities

One of the discovered ostraca. Image credit: Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities

Artifacts discovered in the tombs include a number of different objects. Scientists found a set of pottery vessels of different shapes and sizes, a clay incense burner, an ancient human funerary mask, two ostraca, one of which contains hieroglyphic text while the second bears text written in Hieratic.

Archaeologists came also across remains of a small sandstone sphinx.

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