Egypt: the tomb of a nobleman from 3,500 years ago has been discovered
The find was made in the necropolis of Dra Abu el-Naga near the Valley of Królów. The tomb belonged to a nobleman named Userhat. According to the Ministry of Antiquities, które informed about the find, the man worked as a city magistrate in the period from about 1500 to 1000 B.C., so with the time of theóin the 18th dynasty.
Mustafa Waziri, który conducting the excavation acknowledged that the tomb was opened about 3,000 years ago. Then another mummy from the 21st Dynasty was placed in it. The tomb itself is made in the shape of a letter „T”. It consists of an open courtyard leading to a rectangular hall, a corridor and an inner chamber. Archaeologists have also found a hidden chamber, but have not yet entered it.
Ten richly decorated sarcophagi were found in the tombów and only eight mummies. It also contained more than a thousand Uszebti figurines, które were put into the tombóin with the body of the deceased. They symbolized servants and were expected to do the work for the deceased, whichóra was a duty in Egyptian paradise. Also found a collection of wooden masks and objects of daily use.
– This is an important discovery – said Khaled El-Enany, Egypt’s minister of. antiquities. – We were surprised to find such a large number of artifactsów deposited in the tomb – added. The finds are in very good condition. There were even vivid colors preserved on the sarcophagi. The head of the ministry of antiquities stressed that excavations will continue and further valuable discoveries are expected.