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Cemetery From the Ramsesside Era Unearthed in Saqqara

The mission was led by the Egyptian Museum in Italy, Holland’s Leiden Museum and Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities.

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A Ramesside-era cemetery and four shrines were discovered at Saqqara. The archaeological mission was led by a team from the Museo Egizio (Egyptian Museum) in Italy and Holland’s Leiden Museum, and was supervised by Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities.

The cemetery is said to belong to a person named Banhesi from the Ramesside period, which encompasses ancient Egypt’s 19th and 20th dynasties. The discovery provides new insight into the development of the Saqqara archaeological site across various historical periods, with the Ramesside era in particular being much sought after due to the lack of sources with which to study it.