Workers' tombs found near Egyptian pyramids
January 11, 2010 | 33 comments
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4000-year-old tombs belonging to the workers who constructed the great pyramids have been discovered in Egypt.
The workers were given the honor of being buried near to the pyramids that they spent so long building, the find sheds new light on how the workers would have lived and operated. It also shows that the men who worked there were not slaves as some believed but respected laborers.
Egyptian archaeologists discovered a new set of tombs belonging to the workers who built the great pyramids, shedding light on how the laborers lived and ate more than 4,000 years ago, the antiquities department said Sunday.
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