4,400-year-old tomb discovered near Cairo

MENA

Published: 2018-02-03 15:50

Last Updated: 2018-02-03 15:50


The thee Pyramids of Al-Giza
The thee Pyramids of Al-Giza
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Archaeologists in Egypt said they have discovered a 4,400-year-old tomb near the three Pyramids outside the Egyptian capital of Cairo.

Egypt's Antiquities Ministry announced on Saturday the tomb discovery, saying that the tomb likely belonged to what is known as Hetpet that is a high-ranking official during the 5th Dynasty of ancient Egypt.

The tomb includes wall paintings depicting Hetpet observing different hunting and fishing scenes.

Leader of the archaeological mission Mostafa Al-Waziri said the scenes depict a monkey reaping fruit and another dancing before an orchestra. He said Al-the excavation work is underway for the other tomb.