Egyptian archaeologists unveil ancient tombs, artefacts

TUNA AL-GABAL, EGYPT (AP) — Archaeologists unveiled 16 ancient Egyptian tombs filled with sarcophagi and other artefacts from a vast burial ground. Egypt’s Antiquities Ministry announced the discoveries in the village of Tuna al-Gabal, near the Nile Valley city of Minya in central Egypt. The site boasts an array of previously excavated finds, including funerary buildings and catacombs filled with thousands of mummified ibis and baboon birds. The long-abandoned tombs date back to three dynasties, from 664-399 BCE, in the Pharaonic Late Period.  More details in Weekend’s Borneo Bulletin