4,000-year-old tomb found near Cairo

The Sunday Telegraph - - World news -

Ar­chae­ol­o­gists in Egypt have found a 4,400-year-old tomb near the pyra­mids out­side Cairo.

Egypt’s An­tiq­ui­ties Min­istry said the tomb had likely be­longed to a high­rank­ing of­fi­cial known as Het­pet dur­ing the 5th dy­nasty. The tomb in­cludes wall paint­ings de­pict­ing Het­pet ob­serv­ing dif­fer­ent hunt­ing and fish­ing scenes.

Mostafa Al-Waziri, the leader of the ar­chae­o­log­i­cal mis­sion, be­lieves Het­pet had an­other tomb in Giza’s western necrop­o­lis, and says ex­ca­va­tion work is un­der way there.

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