The primarily German research team said that the tomb contained the remains of over one dozen individuals, several of whom were mummified, and wooden coffins although their burial sites were not well preserved.
According to Julia Budka, professor of Egyptian archaeology and art history at Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich and the excavation’s chief archaeologist, the tomb was built for a man identified as Khnummose. He is said to have been a master gold worker, and an unidentified woman thought to be his wife was buried by his side.
The other remains, believed to belong to those who lived and worked on Sai Island as gold manufacturers, were found in the tomb’s other chambers.
NEW BIOARCHAEOLOGICAL EVIDENCE SHOWS THAT NUBIANS AND EGYPTIANS INTEGRATED INTO A COMMUNITY, AND EVEN MARRIED, IN ANCIENT SUDAN, ACCORDING TO NEW RESEARCH FROM A PURDUE UNIVERSITY ANTHROPOLOGIST.