Tomb of 4,400 years old discovered in Egypt
Egypt announced on Saturday that it has discovered a limestone tomb of two priests from the fifth dynasty (around 2500 BC) on the plateau of the famous pyramids of Giza.
The double grave belonged to a priest named Behnui-Ka, who was also a top judge in Ancient Egypt, and to another priest named Nwi, who was entitled “the purifier of King Khafre.”
The grave is part of an old burial ground that was partially excavated during excavations in the southeastern side of the pyramid area, said Mostafa Waziri, Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, at a press conference on the site.
The cemetery was extensively used during the Late Period (since the beginning of the 7th century BC). Many painted and decorated sarcophagi from that period were also found on the site.
Last month, archaeologists had a 3,500-year-old tomb and a mummy in an unopened coffin from at least 1069 BC. excavated at two locations in the southern Egyptian city of Luxor.
Egypt has announced a series of discoveries in recent months. The authorities hope that they will revive tourism.