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Outstanding discoveries in Egypt: - the Color is almost intact after 4400 years

In Egypt it just made a discovery described as "unprecedented in the last decade".

Just south of Cairo, they discovered a 4400-year-old tomb, which is in exceptionally good condition, writes Reuters.

Completely untouched grave

the Tomb was found in a buried hill in the old nekropolisen Saqqra. Necropolis is the term for a larger cemetery near the ancient places or the cities, and Saqqra was associated with the Memphis, which was the capital of ancient Egypt for over 200 years.

Tomb uncovered dating back to the government of Neferirkare Kakai, third king of 5. egyptian dynasty, almost 2500 before the year zero.

It was Thursday that archaeologists entered the burial place, where they found five shafts. A shaft was open, and without content, while the other four are sealed.

GRAVE: the Tomb is extremely well preserved, according to the egyptian authorities. Photo: REUTERS / Mohamed Abd El Ghany / NTB scanpix Show more

Sunday, the start of the excavations of these four. Mostafa Waziri, secretary general at the antikvitetsrådet in the egyptian antikvitetsdepartementet, says that the tomb is completely unspoilt and has not been subjected to looting.

- the Colors almost intact

He has great faith that they will make exciting discoveries in at least one of the four sjaktene that is sealed.

- I can see for myself that all the objects can be found in this area. This chute should lead to the coffin or sarcophagus of the owner of the tomb, " says Waziri.

What exactly does this gravfunnet so special is the statues and the tomb is in nearly perfect condition, according to Waziri.

- the Color is almost intact although the tomb has been almost 4,400 years old, " says Waziri.

Found the mummy and ancient treasures in the 3500 year-old tomb: - An exceptional day Prestegrav

According to Live Science belonged to the tomb a man by the name of Wahtye. He was a highly ranked priest, who worked for the pharaoh Neferikare. Hieroglyphics are carved over the entrance to the tomb also reveals Wahtyes titles, writes National Geographic:

Royal renselsesprest, the royal advisor and the inspector of the holy boat.

his Tomb is 10 metres long, three metres wide, and a little under three metres high. The walls are adorned with hieroglyphics and statues of pharaohs.

the Tomb has two levels. On the upper level, there are 24 statues, and on the lower level there are 31 statues. Most of the statues show the people or gods.

the Hieroglyphics in the tomb also mentions Wahtyes mother, Meritt Meen, and his wife, Nin Winit Ptah. In addition, there are several large relieffeer of the three, in which they perform completely everyday activities.

PRESTEGRAV: In the tomb of the Wahtye is the priest and his family are depicted in everyday situations. Photo: Khaled DESOUKI / AFP / NTB scanpix Show more

According to Sky News is the discovery of the tomb the last in a long series of discoveries in the last year. In november told the government that they had found the seven sarcophagi, where some of them were over 6000 years old.

Struggling with tourism,

Egypt has worked hard to promote discoveries in a hope to attract more tourists. In 2010 visited 14,7 million tourists the country, while due to the arab spring in 2011, and flykrasjet in 2015, which you suspect is due to terrorism, fell the flow of tourists dramatically.

In 2016 visited only 4.8 million tourists the country. Ever since it has the arrows, though pointed upwards again, and last year took Egypt opposed to 8.3 million people on holiday.

Should have been big as a bus, and heavy as an elephant
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