Tuesday, 29 May 2012

4,000-year-old tomb found in Egypt

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, according to reports in the New York Daily News. The tomb dates from ancient Egypt's First Intermediate period (2181-2055 BC).

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.

Ahram Online: A burial revealing ancient Egyptian funerary rituals found this week

The Hindu: 4,000-year-old tomb found

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