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Egypt unveils new incredible discoveries including two tombs and gold-covered sarcophagus

January 30, 2023
Egypt discovers tombs and sarcophagus in new dig
Egypt discovers tombs and sarcophagus in new dig

CAIRO — Egypt has unveiled a series of new archaeological discoveries from a year-long excavation at Saqqara Necropolis, just outside the capital, Cairo.

The finds discovered, including two ancient tombs, date back to the fifth and sixth dynasties of the Old Kingdom, around 2500-2100 B.C.

One of the tombs belonged to a priest named Khnumdjedef from the fifth dynasty, while the other larger tomb belonged to a palace official named Meri, who held the title of "the keeper of the secrets".

The excavation team also uncovered dozens of other valuable artifacts including statues, amulets, and a well-preserved sarcophagus. — Euronews


January 30, 2023
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