Egypt has unveiled dozens archeological discoveries that are new, including two tombs that date back to the past, located at the Pharaonic Necropolis located outside Cairo, the capital city. Cairo.
The artifacts discovered during an excavation that lasted for a whole year, were discovered beneath an old stone enclosure close to the Saqqara pyramids. They date back to the sixth and fifth Dynasties from the Old Kingdom, spanning from approximately 2500 B.C until 2100 B.C. The excavation team claimed.
One of the tombs that were discovered belonged to a priest of the fifth dynasty, known as Khnumdjedef The other tomb was owned by an official identified as Meri, one of the palace officials who was “the one who kept all secrets,”” they said on Thursday. Other important findings of the dig include amulets, statues and an incredibly preserved sarcophagus.
The most well-known archaeologist in Egypt and director of excavations, Zahi Hawass, personally presented the latest discoveries of the stone enclosure, referred to by the name of Gisr al-Mudir.
“I put my head in to discover what was in the sarcophagus: a beautiful human mummy coated in gold”, said Hawass stated.
It is believed that the Saqqara area is situated within the sprawling Necropolis in Egypt’s capital city of Memphis which includes the famous Giza Pyramids and smaller pyramids in Abu Sir, Dahshur and Abu Ruwaysh. The remains of Memphis were made as a UNESCO World Heritage site in the 1970s.
The announcement is part of an explosion of new discoveries made by Egyptian authorities in recent days. Near the city’s southern end, Luxor authorities have said that they have discovered numerous burial sites dating back to earlier in the New Kingdom era, dating between 1800 B.C. up to 1600 B.C. The ruins were discovered nearby of an old Roman city, according to the report.
In a separate announcement on Tuesday the scientists of Cairo University revealed previously unknown details of a mummified teenager boy who was born around 300 B.C. Through CT scanning, the group of scientists was capable of shedding new information about the boy’s social standing by confirming the precise particulars of the amulets placed in his mummified body, as well as the kind of burial he received.
Egypt often boasts about its historical discoveries to draw more visitors, which is a major resource of currency foreign to the North African country. The industry suffered a lengthy slide following the turmoil in the country in 2011 and the violent aftermath of an protest in 2011.
The tourist industry in Egypt was severely affected by the coronavirus epidemic as well as suffering the aftermath of the conflict in Ukraine. In both cases, Russia and Ukraine were once a major tourist destination in Egypt.