Huge tomb found in ancient Egyptian burial ground

Published on January 6th, 2010 | by Admin

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Archaeologists in Egypt have unearthed the largest tomb yet found in the ancient Saqqara necropolis.

One of two tombs found, which were carved out of stone, consists of a vast chamber that branches off into many alcoves. One alcove contained skeletons and pottery, and led to another chamber with a seven-metre-deep (23-foot) well.

“This is the largest tomb in Saqarra,” Hawass told AFP. “It took me two hours to look round all of it.”

At the northern end of the tomb, Hawass said archaeologists found another alcove that contained mummified falcons — symbols of the sky god Horus — and well-preserved pottery.

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