More ancient discoveries in Egypt's Dakahliya
|The discovered Coffin [Credit: Nevine El-Aref]|
The most important amulet is one depicting the Triod gods of Amun, Horus and Neftis.
|Large collection of ushabti figurines beside a Mummy [Credit: Nevine El-Aref]|
Beside the third skeleton excavators uncovered 12 amulets featuring the Udjat eye of Horus.
|Ushabti figurine [Credit: Nevine El-Aref]|
Inside the first coffin the mummy is covered with gilded carttonage and decorated with hieroglyphic text and the cartouche of King Psamtiak I from the 26th Dynasty.
|The Alba bird bronze amulet [Credit: Nevine El-Aref]|
A wooden box filled with ushabti figurines and amulets was also found along with 300 faience ushabti figurines partly damaged. Among the amulets found inside the box, El-Asfar said, is an Alba bird bronze amulet.
|The Triod gods of Amun, Horus and Neftis [Credit: Nevine El-Aref]|
Tel El-Tabila is a necropolis of a Late Ancient Egyptian period and houses a collection of tombs dated between the 22nd and 26th dynasties.
|The gilded carttonage and decorated with hieroglyphic text and the cartouche|
of king Psamtiak I from the 26th dynasty [Credit: Nevine El-Aref]
The tomb consists of a number of burial shafts. Inside one of the burial shafts, excavators uncovered a limestone anthropoid sarcophagus of a lady called Werty, the daughter of Rtrs.
|Tomb entrance [Credit: Nevine El-Aref]|
The sarcophagus lid, explained El-Asfar, features Werty's figure in the Osirian position. Ancient Egyptian prayers are also carved on the lid.
Author: Nevine El-Aref | Source: AhramOnline [February 09, 2014]