The vivid colors of the tomb of a high egyptian priest of makes to 4,400 years

A mission egyptian has found the tomb of a notable priest makes to 4,400 years old, richly decorated, in the sands of the royal necropolis of Saqqara The au

The vivid colors of the tomb of a high egyptian priest of makes to 4,400 years

A mission egyptian has found the tomb of a notable priest makes to 4,400 years old, richly decorated, in the sands of the royal necropolis of Saqqara

The authorities have given it the title of "the burial most beautiful" in a year that is dying

, Two mummies, beetles, a unique finding in the sands of Egypt

Wahtye served as a remarkable priest in the court pharaonic ago to 4,400 years. His biography had remained ever since, hidden. Up until this Saturday. A mission egyptian has found his tomb, richly decorated, in the sands of the royal necropolis of Saqqara. And the authorities you have been granted the title of "the burial most beautiful" in a year that is dying.

"it Is the finding of the year: a tomb private exceptionally well preserved and colorful, with statues included, which belongs to a priest of the elite who worked during the fifth dynasty", has proclaimed Khaled el Anani, minister of egyptian Antiquities, during the course of the traditional pageantry with which the regime has presented to society to Wahtye.

The deceased held important positions during the reign of Neferirkara (2458-2438 to.C.), the third pharaoh of dynasty V. The team of egyptian archaeologists stumbled upon his relationship with his titles last November to remove the debris that covered the entrance to the tomb. It was on the lintel of the door where it appeared the three lines of hieroglyphics which he rescued from oblivion.

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The necropolis of Saqqara -the main burial complex from Memphis, about 25 kilometres south of the Giza plateau - has become a bonanza for some authorities anxious to announce findings and to promote, incidentally, a tourism that is coming back gradually after more than half a decade of political turmoil.

last month the mission egyptian signed a singular: the mummies of two beetles, the first of which we have record in ancient Egypt, and dozens of cats that had been mummified, housed in several of the seven graves discovered then. "It is a very promising will shed light on many secrets," said The Waziri.

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Updated Date: 17 December 2018, 20:01

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