Ancient tomb discovered in Egypt dating back 4,500 years

Egyptian archaeologists have recently discovered two ancient tombs at the Pyramids of Giza dating back 4,500 years ago. It was revealed by government officials that the tombs were belonging to two high ranking men who were part of King Khafre’s priests. One of the men in one of the tomb was named Behnui-Ka, who had seven titles including the Priest and the Judge to the Pharoah.

The Valley of the Kings is a valley in Egypt where rock-cut tombs were excavated for the Pharaohs and powerful nobles of the New Kingdom (the Eighteenth to the Twentieth Dynasties of Ancient Egypt). The valley stands on the west bank of the Nile, opposite Thebes (modern Luxor), within the heart of the Theban Necropolis. The area consists of two valleys, East Valley (where the majority of the royal tombs are situated) and West Valley.

Key Highlights:-

1. The other tomb belonged to another man named Nwi, who served as Chief of the Great State and ‘purifier’ of the Khafre.
2. This tomb belonged to a guy named Tutu. It was a place for him and his wife.
It was also discovered that the wife of Tutu was a musician and used to play Sistrum Music.
3. Many artifacts were discovered in the tomb including limestone statues of one of the tomb’s owners, his wife, and son, as well as statues of what appear to be jackals.
4. Aside from the tombs, the discovery also found limestone statues of the tomb’s owners, his wife, and son.
5. Mummified mice and falcons were also found at the newly discovered burial site.

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