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Photos: A Look at Some Amazing Photos of the Newly Discovered 4,400-year-old Tomb in Egypt

Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities announced the revelation of a 4,400-year-old all around protected private tomb at Saqqara.

As per the General Secretary of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, Dr. Mostafa Waziri, the tomb had a place with an imperial refinement cleric by name Wahtye who was the celestial investigator of the Fifth Dynasty of the old kingdom.

Dr Waziri further expressed that Wahtye served amid the rulership of Neferirkare, the third lord of the Fifth Dynasty.

 

Filled with statues of Wahtye and his family as well as colored drawings, the tomb, according to Dr. Waziri, has the priest’s mother’s and wife’s names inscribed on it.

According to Egypt Today, Dr. Warizi also revealed some of the drawings portray “the manufacturing of pottery and wine, making religious offering, musical performances, boats sailing, the manufacturing of the funerary furniture, and hunting.”

Out of the five shafts that were discovered in the tomb, Dr Waziri said one of them, which has not been dug out yet contains the coffin or sarcophagus of the owner of the tomb together with other objects.

Take a look at the photos of the tomb below:

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Photo via Ministry of Antiquities-Arab Republic of Egypt on Twitter
Photo via Ministry of Antiquities-Arab Republic of Egypt on Twitter
Photo via Ministry of Antiquities-Arab Republic of Egypt on Twitter
Photo via Ministry of Antiquities-Arab Republic of Egypt on Twitter
Photo via Ministry of Antiquities-Arab Republic of Egypt on Twitter
Photo via Ministry of Antiquities-Arab Republic of Egypt on Twitter
Photo via Ministry of Antiquities-Arab Republic of Egypt on Twitter
Photo via Ministry of Antiquities-Arab Republic of Egypt on Twitter
Photo via Ministry of Antiquities-Arab Republic of Egypt on Twitter
Photo via Ministry of Antiquities-Arab Republic of Egypt on Twitter
Photo via Ministry of Antiquities-Arab Republic of Egypt on Twitter
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