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Archaeologists unearth 4500-year-old Ancient Egyptian tomb with astonishing treasures

Archaeologists unearth 4500-year-old Ancient Egyptian tomb with astonishing treasures

Archaeologists have made a groundbreaking discovery in the necropolis of Saqqara, situated approximately 20 miles south of Cairo, as they unveil an ancient Egyptian tomb carved into rock over 4000 years ago. The remarkable find, recently confirmed by Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, has been brought to light by a collaborative effort between Egyptian and Japanese archaeologists. The tomb, dating back between 2649 and 2150 BC and featuring multiple graves and artefacts that span different historical periods, “provides invaluable insights into the history of this region,” said Nozomu Kawai, the head of the Japanese team. What was discovered in the tomb? A coloured mask found at a burial site in Saqqara – Credit: Egyptian Ministry of Tourism & Antiquities This burial dates back to the Second Dynasty, around 4,800 years ago. It shows a crouching individual within the remains of a wooden box. – Credit: Egyptian Ministry of Tourism & Antiquities The international team unearthed a myriad of treasures during their mission, including burials, architectural elements, and an array of fascinating artefacts. Notably, they discovered …