Gap Fill - Necropolis - Level 1


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Archaeologists have found a cemetery under the south of Cairo, Egypt. It is a 2,000-year-old necropolis - a "city of the ". The necropolis has many coffins and . Archaeologists started digging last year. They found tombs belonging to Thoth. He was a of the moon and . People think he invented . Egypt's government said: "We will need at five years to work....This is only the of a new discovery."

Mostafa Waziri, the of the dig, said his uncovered eight tombs. He expects to find . The tombs contain historic . One includes over 1,000 statues, pottery and other . Mr Waziri also said there were 40 sarcophagi. A sarcophagus is a coffin. He hopes the site will help to bring more to Egypt. Fewer have come since the that took place there in 2011.

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