Six ancient statues discovered in Aswan mountains

CAIRO: Six statues carved into mountains in Aswan have been discovered by a team from the Swedish University of Lindh, led by Dr. Nelson and Dr. Maria. John Ward, the Ministry of Antiquities announced on its page Thursday.

Minister Mamdouh Damati said that due to a series of earthquakes , the site had been completely covered in stone.

Dr. Mahmoud Afifi, the head of the Egyptian Antiquities sector of the ministry, said that the six statues all date back to the modern era. The two found in area 30 of the mountain portray the owner of a cabin with his wife, who is placing her left arm on her husband’s shoulder.

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In area 31, there are four statues, associated with the name Nfrkouhi, who was a supervisor of foreign lands during the era of King Thutmose III.

The Swedish mission is scheduled to complete excavations in the region, and continue exploring the 32 areas, the ministry stated.

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