Country: Egypt- Germany
Head of the mission : Mohammed Salah Al - Khouli & Melani Schutze
Place of work:Tuna al-Gebel in Minya
The Faculty of Archaeology of Cairo University working in Tuna al-Gebel in Minya discovered an underground necropolis, accessible through an eight metre shaft. The shaft end has a numberof corridors, with numerous burials and mummies, several of which had gilded plaster masks. Uninscribed stone coffins and pottery coffinswere also found The mission also found two papyri written in Demotic script. Elsewhere on the west side of the tomb of Petosiris and east of the Roman water wheel, a number of Roman funerary houses made of clay were discovered, including a number of chambers and stores with vaulted ceilings.