Archaeologists Find 4,000
Year Old Egyptian Tomb

The Guardian - UK

Polish and Egyptian archaeologists have unearthed a necropolis containing the 4,000-year-old stone tomb of a royal official, Egypt's supreme council of antiquities announced yesterday.
The culture minister, Farouk Hosni, said that the necropolis, near the pyramids of Saqqara, 15 miles south of Cairo, held the tomb of a man called Ny-Ankh-Nefetem, identified in hieroglyphic writing as the god's servant of the pyramids of the kings Unas and Teti, who ruled successively from 2375BC to 2291BC.
The rectangular-shaped tomb had false doors, a chapel, and a burial chamber decorated with scenes showing part of the deceased's daily life and his titles, including keeper of the king's property and head steward of the Great House. Most of the reliefs were well preserved, the most impressive one showing the deceased walking with his son. An official said the tomb was found below a cluster of mummy remains, coffins and skeletons dating from the late ancient Egyptian, Ptolemaic and Greco-Roman periods.
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