The stepped Pyramid of Djoser at Saqqara. Image Credit: CC BY 2.0 isawnyu
The L-shaped necropolis, which dates back to the Fifth Dynasty, was discovered near Saqqara last month.
Situated 20 miles to the south of Cairo, the impressive tomb is notable for its vivid and colorful inscriptions painted in a special type of resin that has kept its color over thousands of years.
It was thought to have belonged to a noblemen who went by the name Khuwy.
"The L-shaped Khuwy tomb starts with a small corridor heading downwards into an antechamber and from there a larger chamber with painted reliefs depicting the tomb owner seated at an offering table," explained excavation team leader Mohamed Megahed.
It is thought that the tomb's design was inspired by that of the Fifth Dynasty's royal pyramids.