03 December 2020 12:46 PM

Tomb of royal treasury supervisor uncovered in Minya

Saturday، 24 October 2020 - 07:42 PM

The Egyptian archaeological mission working at Al-Gharafa archaeological area of Minya's Tuna El-Gebel has discovered the tomb of the supervisor of the royal treasury "Badi Est".

Stone statues were found inside the tomb in good condition.

In a statement, Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities Mostafa Waziri said that the cemetery consists of a 10 meter-deep burial well that leads to a large room with niches carved into the rock.

Alabaster canopic jars in the form of the four sons of Horus were also unearthed, inscribed with the titles and names of the deceased.

The mission discovered 400 blue and green Ushabti statues bearing the name of the deceased, alongside the burials of six of his family members.

These contained nearly 1,000 statues made of faience, as well as canopic jars made of alabaster, limestone.

The burials included some amulets, scarabs, and a set of utensils, as well as pottery from the 26th to the 30th Dynasties.

MENA


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