Roman-era tombs filled with human remains and adorned with colorful paintings discovered in Egypt

Archaeologists in Egypt have discovered two ancient tombs dating back to the Roman period in the country's Western Desert.

The team found structures of two different architectural styles at the Beir Al-Shaghala site at the Dakhla Oasis, although both were built from mud-brick.

Inside the colorfully-painted tombs, they also found several human skeletons, clay lamps, and a number of pottery vessels.

Archaeologists in Egypt have discovered two ancient tombs dating back to the Roman period in the country's Western Desert. Colorful funeral paintings in one of the ancient tombs are shown above

Archaeologists in Egypt have discovered two ancient tombs dating back to the Roman period in the country's Western Desert. Colorful funeral paintings in one of the ancient tombs are shown above

Each of the tombs is decorated in vibrant funeral paintings, although the artwork is lost to time.

According to Egypt's Ministry of Antiquities, the paintings, once the process of mummifying the deceased.

Archaeologists have been excavating the site since 2002 on the course of five archaeological seasons.

Overall, they've discovered more than 10 incomplete sandstone tombs at the site.

The latest finds include one sandstone tomb with a 20-step staircase and a mud-brick tomb located on the east side of the first.

In recent years, Egypt has heavily promoted new archaeological finds to international media and diplomats in the hope of attracting more visitors to the country.

The vital tourism sector has been experiencing the years of political turmoil since the 2011 uprising.

 Each of the tombs is decorated in vibrant funeral paintings, although the artwork is lost to time. According to Egypt's Ministry of Antiquities, the paintings, once the process of mummifying the deceased

Each of the tombs is decorated in vibrant funeral paintings, although the artwork is lost to time. According to Egypt's Ministry of Antiquities, the paintings, once the process of mummifying the deceased

The latest finds include one sandstone tomb with a 20-step staircase and a mud brick tomb located on the east side of the first

The latest finds include one sandstone tomb with a 20-step staircase and a mud brick tomb located on the east side of the first

Archaeologists revealed another Roman-era discovery earlier this month from the Egyptian west coast.

Recent excavations uncovered the ruins of a sprawling Hellenistic fortress constructed more than 2,000 years ago.

Researchers say the ancient fortress was built on the Red Sea coast, with three large courtyards that housed workshops and stores.

Inside, the team also found trash heaps filled with terracotta figures, coins, and a fragment of an elephant skull.

The team discovered structures of two different architectural styles at the Beir Al-Shaghala site at the Dakhla Oasis, although both were built from mud-brick

The team discovered structures of two different architectural styles at the Beir Al-Shaghala site at the Dakhla Oasis, although both were built from mud-brick

WHAT COULD NEW DISCOVERIES IN THE NILE VALLEY REVEAL ABOUT ANCIENT EGYPT?

Researchers from the University of Chicago have recently discovered two ancient buildings in southern Egypt.

They reveal much about the country's history, but they also leave archaeologists with new questions.

The preservation of one of the buildings is curious to the researchers, who find it that the building was not stripped of its materials.

Pictured is an archaeologist from University of Chicago examining remains from ancient Egypt. Researchers recently found two buildings that were built during provincial history: when pharaohs became interested in provincial regions

Pictured is an archaeologist from University of Chicago examining remains from ancient Egypt. Researchers recently found two buildings that were built during provincial history: when pharaohs became interested in provincial regions

The building was left untouched. This is strange considering that wood was a rarity in the region.

Researcher Nadine Moeller said: 'It's such a unique site. We've had a hard time finding architectural parallels because no other settlement in Upper Egypt has had this period. We've learned so much, and there's still more to come. '

The ruins of the Roman city, called Berenike Trogodytika, were first discovered in 1818, although it was not until 2012 that excavations finally began.

Work at the uncovered site a multi-phased building measuring about 160 meters long and 80 meters wide.

The team also found a line of defense along the north and north-east side.

According to the researchers, the findings at Berenike represent the first known Hellenistic urban site in the region.