Looting in Aswan of Noble's Tomb
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A tomb of a noble which has not yet been fully excavated has been looted in Aswan.
Ahram Online reports:
"Three dozen members of an armed gang invaded and stole the contents of five tombs from the Qubbet Al-Hawa (The Dome of The Winds) ancient Egyptian necropolis on Aswan's west bank.
The lack of security in Egypt continues to negatively affect archaeological sites, especially those located in remote areas.
The Qubbet Al-Hawa necropolis is named after the domed tomb of a Muslim Sufi cleric located at the crest of the hill. The area consists of a large collection of rock-hewn tombs of ancient Egyptian nobles who ruled Aswan throughout the Old, Middle and New Kingdoms.
The tombs’ walls are decorated with vivid paintings as a sort of biography that depicts scenes of its owners’ daily life as well as their different titles. It also includes of hieroglyphic texts showing the noblemen’s journey to Africa."
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