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Colorful 4,300-year-old tomb unveiled in Egypt

By T.K. Randall
April 15, 2019 · Comment icon 5 comments



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.



Source: Sky News | Comments (5)


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by acute 4 years ago
It's a bit of a fixer-upper, but a carpet with underlay and a tin of magnolia should do the trick.
Comment icon #2 Posted by and then 4 years ago
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
Comment icon #3 Posted by Eldorado 4 years ago
Some great photos at the History Blog: http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/54756
Comment icon #4 Posted by Seti42 4 years ago
Part of me says: Leave them buried. Respect. Another part of me says: Dig that up and study it.
Comment icon #5 Posted by MissJatti 4 years ago
Still about 90% of ancient egypt still undiscovered.. Good Find


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