Egypt announces discovery of 4,400-year-old tomb

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News ID: 32872
Publish Date: 18:21 - 15 December 2018
TEHRAN, December 15 - Egypt has announced the discovery of a private tomb belonging to a senior official from the 5th dynasty of the pharaohs, which ruled roughly 4,400 years ago.

Egypt announces discovery of 4,400-year-old tombTEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) - Antiquities Minister Khaled al-Anani announced the find at the site of the tomb in Saqqara, just west of Cairo, which is also home to the famed Step Pyramid.

He says the "exceptionally well-preserved" tomb contains scores of statues of different sizes and colors.

In recent years, Egypt has heavily promoted new archaeological finds to international media and diplomats in the hope of attracting more visitors to the country. The vital tourism sector has suffered from the years of political turmoil since the 2011 uprising.

Source: AP

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