Archaeologists have uncovered the
graves of four children at an ancient site in Egypt.
A Swedish-Egyptian team working at the Gebel el Silsila site uncovered
four child burials dating back to the Thutmosid period more than 3,000
years ago. The discoveries, which were announced recently, were made
earlier this year.
In a Facebook post, Dr. Mostafa Waziri, secretary general of Egypt’s
Supreme Council of Antiquities explained that the remains of a child
aged between two and three years old was found in a rock-hewn grave at
the site. The mummy, he explained, still retains its linen wrapping and
is surrounded by “some organic material” from the remains of a wooden
The remains of a child aged between six and nine years old were also
found inside a wooden coffin, while another grave contained the remains
of a child aged between five and eight. Both children were buried with
“funerary furniture,” according to Waziri, including amulets and a set