4,000-year-old tomb found

Fri 01 Jun 2012


Archaeologists have discovered a 4,000-year-old tomb in Egypt that contains a sarcophagus inscribed with ancient funeral texts as well as ritual objects. The tomb dates from ancient Egypt's First Intermediate period (2181-2055 B.C.). Very little archaeological evidence survives from this period.

Ritual objects made from alabaster copper, terracotta and other materials were found in the tomb in Deir al-Barsha area in al-Minya province, around 250 km from Cairo.

[source: TheHindu]

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