Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Tomb of priest may mark Egyptian City of the Dead

A maze-like pathway leads to the burial chamber of an ancient Egyptian priest just south of a pyramid builders' necropolis, according to archaeologists.  The tomb could mark a completely new-to-science necropolis (Greek for "city of the dead"), said Zahi Hawass, secretary general of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities. He added that it might also mark an offshoot of the western necropolis at Giza the latter being home to Egypt's most famous pyramids , which housed the mummified bodies of ancient royalty.

Read more: LiveScience

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