3,800-year-old intact tomb uncovered in Egypt

Published on April 12th, 2017 | by admin

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An intact tomb dating back to the 12th Dynasty has been found in the ancient necropolis at Qubbet El-Hawa.

The Spanish Archaeological Mission in Qubbet El-Hawa, west Aswan, has discovered an intact structure where the brother of one of the most important governors of the 12th Dynasty, Sarenput II, was buried.

Mahmoud Afifi, head of Ancient Egyptian Antiquities Department, described the discovery as “important” not only for the richness of the burial chamber, but also in shedding light on individuals close to those in power.

Nasr Salama, director general of Aswan Antiquities, said that the find is unique with funerary goods that consist of pottery, two cedar coffins (outer and inner) and a set of wooden models, which represent funerary boats and scenes of daily life.

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Story: Ahram Online | Photo: Ahram Online

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