A New Egyptian Tomb Was Recently Discovered

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Ancient Egypt is fascinating in general, and we just got a little more insight into that historic culture with a new discovery in Saqqara, just south of Cairo.

This untouched tomb was the final resting place of the priest of royal purification named Wahtye, who lived during the reign of King Neferirkare Kakai (2483 BCE - 2465 BCE).

Antiquities Minister Khaled El-Enany invited journalists to view the tomb on December 15th.

He stated "Today we are announcing the last discovery of the year 2018, it’s a new discovery, it’s a private tomb. It is exceptionally well preserved, coloured, with sculpture inside. It belongs to a high official priest … [and] is more than 4,400 years old."

We'd love to see it for ourselves!