Egypt's 4.400-year-old discovery is in literally perfect condition
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Officials in Egypt have announced the discovery of 4,400-year-old tomb dating back to the Fifth Dynasty of the Old Kingdom, at a time when it is thought to have been under the rule of Neferirkare Kakai.
The discovery was made at the ancient necropolis of Saqqara, as archaeologists removed the last bits of debris and found five shafts inside, one unsealed while the others still sealed and untouched, which are expected to lead to other discoveries.
The excitement is surely buzzing around the site, while the secretary general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities stated that, “I can imagine that all of the objects can be found in this area,” adding, “this shaft should lead to a coffin or a sarcophagus of the owner of the tomb,” pointing to one shaft in particular.
He also described the finding as one of a kind in the last decades, noting the perfect condition of its pharaoh’s statues found and the colour of the hieroglyphs in the tomb which is 10 metres (33 ft) long, three metres (9.8 ft) wide and just under three metres high.
More excavations are due to go underway in January and a new insight into the Old Kingdom will be there for everyone to marvel at.
Source: Smart Trend Team