Spectacular, colorful tomb of ancient Egyptian high priest revealed (VIDEO, PHOTOS)
The tomb at the Saqqara necropolis is in good condition and its walls are lined with images depicting the tomb owner, a high priest, and his family, according to Egypt’s Minister of Antiquities, Dr. Khalid Al Anani.
Numerous colorful statues have also been found at the site, which dates back to the reign of King Neferirkare of the Fifth Dynasty, and archaeologists hope to find the sarcophagus of the high priest himself. Neferirkare was in power around the 25th century BC.
Excavations continue at the site, with archaeologists cleaning and restoring their finds as they continue deeper into the cemetery.
The discovery is “one of a kind in the last decades,” according to Mostafa Waziri, secretary-general of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities.
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