The unearthing of mysteries lying under the land of Egypt are bringing out new unknown aspects of this great civilization and perhaps it will divulge until the next couple of years.
The ongoing excavations unearthed two tombs dating back from 3,000 and 4,200 years ago, at the Saqqara necropolis, or city of the dead, south of Egypt’s capital, Cairo.
Apart form this, two mausoleum of priest and his female companion have been excavated, which are linked to 12th kingdom, dating back from 1991-1786BC. Archeologists say perhaps only 30% of its treasures have been discovered.
According to the prior information, the tombs that have been identified as a royal scribe and a butler, are buried under the wooden coffins. The tombs painted with light orange colors have not been opened yet.
However, the archeologists don’t seem to be too much enthused about the latest discoveries as Egypt’s antiquities chief, Zahi Hawass said:
It doesn’t look great because it was built from mud brick and not built of limestone, but I really believe that this tomb is very important.
Notably, the Saqqara is a vast, ancient burial ground in Egypt that features the world’s oldest standing step pyramid. It is situated 30 km south of modern-day Cairo and covers an area of around 7 km by 1.5 km.
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