The final resting place (tomb) of a high priest undiscovered for 4400 years has finally been discovered by archaeologists in Egypt.
The new discovery has been described as “one of a kind in the last decades” by the secretary-general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, Mostafa Waziri.
The tomb which has colourful hieroglyphs and statues of pharaohs, was found in the Saqqara pyramid complex near Cairo. Decorative scenes show the owner, a royal priest named Wahtye, with his mother, wife and other relatives.
Archaeologists started excavating the tomb on 16 December and they are expected to make more discoveries, including the owner’s sarcophagus.
The priest’s coffin hope to be found soon, as the archaeologists will continue their exploration.