Egypt announces another major archaeological discovery: 250 stone tombs dating back 4,200 years revealed

Egyptian archaeologists in the southern city of Sohag found 250 ancient tombs dating back to the end of the ancient kingdom to the Ptolemaic dynasty, about 4,200 years ago.

The Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities announced that the archaeological team formed by the Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities has discovered a large number of rock tombs in the eastern mountains of Sohag in southern Egypt, with about 250 tombs scattered in different locations in the mountains. The tombs are dated from the end of the Ancient Kingdom to the end of the Ptolemaic period.

The Ptolemaic dynasty ruled Egypt for 300 years until the death of Cleopatra VII Philopator, the last queen of Egypt, in 30 B.C., representing the end of the Ptolemaic kingdom.

The newspaper pointed out that Egypt has announced several major archaeological discoveries in recent months, hoping to get out of the political turmoil that has persisted since the Arab Spring in 2011, as well as the tourism business hit by the Wuhan pneumonia pandemic.