Egypt: Archaeologists have discovered a 4.000-year-old burial chamber

He belongs to a high-ranking officer from the Fifth Dynasty.

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Egyptian archaeologists have unearthed a burial chamber of a high-ranking officer from the Fifth Dynasty over 4.000 years old in the Sakkara necropolis, south of Cairo. According to the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities, the well-preserved tomb is decorated with colorful reliefs and inscriptions.

The tomb is L-shaped and begins with a small passage leading to an antechamber and then to the much larger burial chamber.

According to the head of the excavation, Mohamed Meghahed, the reliefs show, among other things, that the official was called Chuwi and is said to have lived during the Fifth Dynasty, which ruled in Egypt from 2500 to 2300 BC. Dozens of ambassadors and cultural figures from at least 20 countries were invited to the ceremonial opening of the burial chamber by Egyptian Minister Khaled al-Enani.

The archeological team had already discovered several tombs from the Fifth Dynasty. Recently, scientists also discovered a granite column bearing the name of Queen Setibhor, who may have been the wife of King Dzekare Isesis, the 8th and penultimate king of the Fifth Dynasty.

  • With information from ΑΠΕ-ΜΠΕ.