Mostafa Waziri, who works at the Supreme Council of Antiquities, has hailed the discovery of the 4,400-year-old high priest’s tomb in…
Mostafa Waziri, who works at the Supreme Council of Antiquities, has hailed the discovery of the 4,400-year-old high priest’s tomb in Egypt as being ‚one of a kind in the last decades.‘
Archaeologists in Egypt have recently made an astonishing discovery after they unearthed the resting place of a high priest in a tomb that has remained unexplored for the last 4,400 years. Mostafa Waziri, who works at the Supreme Council of Antiquities, has hailed the recent discovery of the high priest’s tomb as being “one of a kind in the last decades.”
The high priest’s tomb is located very close to Cairo and was discovered near a buried ridge in the Saqqara pyramid complex. Archaeologists have found it to be extravagantly decorated with numerous hieroglyphs and 24 extremely well-preserved statues of ancient Egyptian pharaohs, as the BBC reports. The high priest’s name is now known to be Wahtye, and bold paintings inside the tomb show this royal priest with different members of his family, including his wife and mother.
According to France 24, Antiquities Minister Khaled el-Enany allowed reporters to assemble around the high priest’s tomb and described the details surrounding this monumental discovery, noting that such a stunning new find in Egypt is certainly an appropriate conclusion to 2018.

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