Egypt Scientists Find Tomb Of Royal Treasury Official

Egyptian archaeologists have discovered the tomb of a Royal Treasury supervisor in a 33-foot-deep well leading to a decorated chamber.

The tomb of a Royal Treasury official called Badi Est was discovered by archaeologists at the Tuna Al-Jabal necropolis in Al-Ghuraifah in the Egyptian governorate of Minya.

Credit: The Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities and Tourism/Newsflash
One of the two limestone statues which have been found in the antiquities area of ​​Al-Ghuraifah, in Minya Governorate’s Tuna Al-Jabal, in the shape of a woman

The historical tomb was discovered with a number of well-preserved stone monuments inside.

Mostafa Waziri, a spokesperson for the Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA), said the burial site was found in a ten-metre (33-foot) deep well leading to a decorated chamber with rock carvings.

The tomb, closed by stone slabs, had a pair of limestone monuments in the design of a woman and the Apis bull deity.

Additionally, experts found four jars made of alabaster of the sons of the falcon-headed deity Horus.

The canopic jars, used by the ancient Egyptians during the mummification process to store and preserve the owner for the afterlife, were inscribed with the names and titles of the dead.

Waziri added that they also discovered 400 statues of Ushabti, a funerary figurine used in ancient Egypt, also bearing the names of the dead alongside six buried relatives.

These Ushabti statues reportedly held almost 1,000 ceramic figurines and other canopic jars.

Meanwhile, the tomb also contained scarabs, amulets, and pottery from between 26th and 30th dynasties of Egypt.

Archaeological works are ongoing.


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