4,400-Year-Old Tomb Discovered in Egypt Is Nearly in Perfect Condition

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The discovery of a more than 4,000-year-old tomb – complete with hieroglyphs and statues - was revealed in Egypt Saturday.

Experts are calling the tomb, which was found in the Giza province, “one of a kind.” The tomb is 33-feet long, 10-feet wide and is almost in near perfect condition, officials said. 

It reportedly dates back to the time of the rule of Neferirkare Kakai, the third king of the Fifth Dynasty of pharaohs.

"The discovery today, it's one of the most important ones for me," Dr. Mostafa Waziri, secretary-general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, said during a press conference. "Because number one, it's almost intact tomb. Number two, it's old kingdom."

The tomb reportedly belonged to “Wahtye” al-Anani, a royal purification priest. The drawings inside reportedly depict everything from pottery making to sailing.

There are still burials shafts within the tomb that archaeologists plan to unseal. More excavation is set to occur in January.

There was a total of five shafts and only one has been opened thus far.


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