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Archaeologists have discovered well-preserved ancient Egyptian tomb, belonging to a senior official with colourful and rare wall paintings. This publication reports Newsweek.
The burial place is located in the necropolis of Memphis, which is located near the village of Saqqara, 30 kilometers South of Cairo. It dates from the reign of the fifth dynasty of the pharaohs — 2504-2347 years BC. In the tomb were found fragments of the mummy official by the name of Huvi (Khuwy), and canopy — vessels in which to store extracted for embalming the body’s internal organs.
The room is built of white limestone and the walls are decorated with colorful drawings and inscriptions, some of which were painted with a special resin and oils. The tomb itself is located near the burial place of the Pharaoh Djedkare Isesi, indicating a plausible link between the officials and the ruler.
In February it was reported that archaeologists found the tomb in Egypt with 50 mummies of the dynasty of the Ptolemies (IV— I century BC), 12 of which were children. The burials were found in the province of Minya South of Cairo. Mummy was in the family cemetery inside the penalty burial chambers in the area of tuna El-Gabal.
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