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Egyptian archaeologists find ancient necropolis

Egyptian archaeologists find ancient necropolis

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An ancient necropolis containing 40 stone coffins, small statues and a necklace with an inscription "Happy New Year" has been discovered.Khaled El-Enany, Egypt's antiques minister, said the discovery near Tuna al-Gabal, south of Cairo, included a large number of burial shafts dating from the late Pharaonic period to the early Ptolomaic era of around 305BC.The site is more than 2,000 years old and it is expected to take another five years to excavate.Mr Enany said: "It's only the beginning, we are very soon going to add a new archaeological attraction to Middle Egypt."Mostafa Waziri, secretary general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, said: "Evacuation work is scheduled to last for five years in an attempt to uncover all the burials in the cemetery."Image:A wooden coffin found by archa...