Egypt uncovers Pharaonic tombs near Giza Pyramids

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An archaeologist works inside an Old Kingdom cemetery in Giza, Egypt, May 4, 2019. [Photo/Xinhua]

CAIRO — Egypt announced on Saturday the discovery of part of an Old Kingdom cemetery during excavations carried out at the southeastern side of Giza Plateau near the Great Pyramids.

The discovery was made by an Egyptian Archaeological Mission, Mostafa Waziri, secretary-general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, said in a statement.

Waziri explained that the team uncovered several Old Kingdom tombs and burial shafts, and “the oldest one is a limestone family tomb from the fifth dynasty.”

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