The tomb was once accompanied by a pyramid. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 3.0 Kallerna
Archaeologists have excavated the site of an ancient Egyptian tomb where a 7m high pyramid once stood.
Located within the ancient city of Abydos, the tomb was buried just below the surface and would have originally featured an impressive stone pyramid standing 23ft above it.
While treasures originally contained within the tomb were plundered thousands of years ago, archaeologists discovered a sandstone sarcophagus bearing several hieroglyphic inscriptions. No mummy was found, however human skeletal remains belonging to several men, women and children were located scattered around the site.
"Originally, all you probably would have seen would have been the pyramid and maybe a little wall around the structure just to enclose everything," said Kevin Cahail who led the excavations.
The tomb is believed to have been the final resting place of the scribe Horemheb and his family.
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