Sunday, October 27, 2013

NEW OPENING: El Mezawaka tombs in Dakhla Oasis, Western Desert

Last Thursday the Minister of Antiquities opened El Mezawaka tombs in Dakhla Oases, Western Desert for visiting by tourists.

There are over 300 tombs situated in the sides of small hills in this section of the Amheida cemetery, which Drovetti in 1919 named “Muzauwaken,” from the Arabic muzawwaqa, meaning decorated.’ Two tombs stand out: the single room tomb of Petubastis and the double room tomb of Padiosiris. Both are decorated with exquisite full-color paintings.

A scene from El Mezawaka tombs 

** More Pictures for El Mezawaka tombs CLICK HERE

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