Egypt has announced the discovery of a 4,400 year old tomb belonging to a senior official from the fifth dynasty of the pharaohs.
Announcing the discovery was Antiquities Minister Khaled al-Anani, who said the tomb was “exceptionally well preserved” and many statues of different sizes and colours.
The site of the tomb is in Saqqara, which is south of the Egyptian capital, Cairo. Saqqara is also home to the Step Pyramid.
The tomb reportedly belonged to a high priest named “Wahtye”, who during the Fifth Dynasty of the Old Kingdom, under the reign of King Neferirkare.
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