Archaeologists discover ancient 4,400-year-old tomb in Egypt

Egypt: Egypt is well known for its archeological discoveries. The pyramids, tombs dating back in history, mummies, treasures and lots more. Archaeologists in Egypt have made a new discovery of an ancient 4,400-year-old tomb.

One more such discovery is made by archeologist in Egypt. A 4,400 year old tomb. The tomb is decorated with hieroglyphs and is totally untouched.

The ancient tomb is well preserved and more interesting discoveries are expected as the excavation carries on. The tomb is discovered in the South of the Egyptian capital of Cairo.

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The discovery is unique and interesting because the statues of pharaohs are in excellent condition. The walls are decorated with hieroglyphs.

The authorities have disclosed the 4,400 year old tomb of a priest is discovered in the pyramid complex of Saqqara south of the Cairo.

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Antiquities Minister Khaled el-Enany made an announcement stating:

“Today we are announcing the last discovery of the year 2018, it’s a new discovery, it’s a private tomb.”

“It is exceptionally well preserved, colored with sculpture inside. It belongs to a high official priest and is more than 4,400 years old.”

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Secretary-general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, Mostafa Waziri, said that the tomb was discovered in the buried atthe ancient necropolis of Saqqara. It was found unlooted and untouched.

The ministry confirmed the high priest “Wahtye” was the true owner of the tomb. He served during the 5th Dynasty reignof King Neferirkare.

Size of the Tomb

  • 10 meters (33 feet) long
  • 3 meters wide
  • Almost 3 meters in height

Waziri has also stated the statues found in the tomb are near to perfect condition. The walls of the tomb are decorated with statue of pharaohs and hieroglyphs. Even though the tomb is 4,400 years old, even the color is still almost intact.   

The archaeologists have uncovered five shafts inside on Thursday. One of the shaft found was unsealed and empty. The other four shafts are sealed. Starting Sunday the four shafts will be excavated. They are hopeful to make some discoveries. Waziri also said he is hopeful about one particular shaft for some exciting discoveries.

In November, the same archeological mission had announced the discovery in Saqqara of seven sarcophagi, some dating back more than 6,000 years. Three of those tombs contained mummified cats andscarabs.

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