Good photos of a Romano-Egyptian tomb group in Egypt

Something for those teaching Alexandria in the Cambridge Latin Course. Al-Ahram Weekly reports that a couple of painted tombs are again open to tourists:

Restorers and archaeologists have been working on the Roman necropolis to clean, consolidate and restore the tombs, which are embraced within a rocky, table-top mound. The 300 tombs are gouged out of the rock, all unpainted tombs except for two. These, the tombs of Petosiris and Sadosiris, are certainly the most interesting, with walls vividly- painted with scenes combining ancient Egyptian and Roman deities at one time. The tombs were discovered in 1972 by Egyptian archaeologist Ahmed Fakhry, who because of the paintings called them Al-Muzawaka.

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Clicking on the small picture brings up a single page with 3 large and two smaller pictures. The paintings all look Egyptian rather than Roman at first glance, except for a portrait (?) in the recess where the body would have lain.

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