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Noble's tomb found in Saqqara


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"An Egyptian archaeological mission has discovered the tomb of a Fifth Dynasty dignitary named Khuwy during an excavation and documentation survey carried out in south Saqqara, and has also discovered the name of the queen to whom a pyramid complex in the area belonged.

The tomb consists of a superstructure with an L-shaped offering chamber, which was once decorated with reliefs. Only the bottom part of this decoration is preserved, as the white limestone blocks of the other parts were re-used in the construction of other buildings in antiquity."

Full report with good pics at local news site Ahram dot org: http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/329288/Heritage/Ancient-Egypt/Fifth-Dynasty-tomb-and-name-of-a-new-queen-discove.aspx

"Among the discoveries of the team was also the name of a queen, Sebtihor, apparent wife of Djedkare, to whom an previously-anonymous pyramid complex in the area belonged to and whose identity had remained a mystery for scholars up until now."

At Egyptian Streets news site: https://egyptianstreets.com/2019/04/02/retaining-detailed-reliefs-fifth-dynasty-tomb-uncovered-in-saqqara/

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It's a bit of a fixer-upper, but a carpet with underlay and a tin of magnolia should do the trick.

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Interesting find!  The lead guy for the search has a name you couldn't make up to be more humorous today:  

Mohamed Megahed, head of the archaeological mission

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Part of me says: Leave them buried. Respect. Another part of me says: Dig that up and study it.

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Still about 90% of ancient egypt still undiscovered.. Good Find

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