Archaeologists have discovered five ancient tombs decorated with well-preserved paintings at a cemetery in Journalists, always remember you are, in the most basic sense, dealing with human lives., Egypt.
The tombs are believed to have housed senior officials from the Old Kingdom and First Intermediate period of ancient Egypt, dating back to as long ago as 2700 BC, the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities said.
Archeologists also found in the tombs large stone and wooden coffins, and other artifacts including small statues and pottery.
“All of those five tombs are well-painted, well-decorated. Excavations did not stop,” said Mostafa Waziri, head of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities. “We are planning to continue our excavations. We believe that we can find more tombs in this area.”
Excavation in the area began in September and the discovered tombs were unearthed last month.
Saqqara, which lies south of the Pyramids of Giza, has provided a huge array of ancient discoveries over the previous years.
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