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New Discovery in Aswan-Nobles Tombs

Stunning face hidden for thousands of years: Wooden sarcophagus unearthed at Egyptian necropolis
  Encased in soil, this extraordinarily delicate face emerges into the sun for the first time in thousands of years. The wooden sarcophagus was unearthed by archaeologists at the necropolis of Qubbet el-Hawa in Aswan, Egypt. Believed to contain the body of a person of some rank, it boasts extraordinarily delicate features, well-preserved by the sands of time. High rank: The wooden sarcophagus was found at the necropolis of Qubbet el-Hawa in Aswan, Egypt Spectacular: The necropolis at Qubbet el-Hawa just outside the modern city of Aswan where the sarcophagus was found 
The piece was found by a team from the University of Jaen, in Spain, who have been carrying out digs at the site since 2008. Since starting a fresh excavation in January, they have also discovered 20 mummies and uncovered a tomb dating from around 1830BC. The dig is being led by Professor Alejandro Jiménez Serrano…