Coptic tombstone discovered in Luxor

25-10-2017 12:29 AM

Amany Khairy


A tombstone from the Coptic era was recently discovered on the western side of the Valley of the Rams in Luxor. The tombstone is rectangular and made of limestone. It is 98cm long and 38cm wide, with a cross and writings inscribed on it, a part of it is missing from the top left corner. According to a source in the Luxor Antiquities Department, it has been placed in the Abul-Goud museum store for cleaning and restoration, before moving to the Luxor Museum. The tombstone was discovered during excavations carried out by the Egyptian archaeological Mission, said Mostafa al-Waziri, Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities.

Watani International
24 October 2017

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