Gap Fill - Necropolis - Level 2


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Archaeologists in Egypt have found a huge under the sand of Cairo. It is a 2,000-year-old necropolis. The necropolis is from Greek and means "city of the dead". The necropolis has thousands of , including coffins and statues. Archaeologists started digging on the last year. They found tombs belonging to Thoth. He was the ancient of the moon and wisdom. People believe he invented . Egypt's Antiquities Minister said: "We will need at five years to work on the necropolis. This is only the of a new discovery."

Mostafa Waziri, the of the dig, said he was very about the site. His team has uncovered tombs so far. He expects many more to be found . The tombs contain many historic . One includes more than 1,000 statues, and pottery jars with the of the internal organs of important ancient Egyptians. Mr Waziri also said there were 40 sarcophagi. A sarcophagus is a coffin. Waziri hopes the new site will help to bring more to Egypt. There has been tourism since the that took place there in 2011.

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