In the tomb of the Egyptian princess found hiding

November 15, 2012 22:08

The team of Czech and Egyptian archaeologists continued excavations at the newly discovered tomb of the ancient Egyptian princess.
The other day, scientists stumbled upon the cache, which contained statues of the Old Kingdom. They have already considered the best of its kind.

Four sarcophagi and statues have already been sent to the nearby storage facility for examination.

[Miroslav Barta, an archaeologist from the Czech Republic]

"The statues are important for two reasons: first — it is their masterly performance, the second — is that they represent a very large new layer of history of the Old Kingdom."

The finds were made in the ancient necropolis at Saqqara, where the famous step pyramid.
Last week, there was found the tomb of age 4500 years, which was the tomb of Princess Nebti chert, as well as several other high-ranking officials.
[Miroslav Barta, an archaeologist from the Czech Republic]

"Excavations have not been completed, but we found this unique columned courtyard with four columns. Originally had a roof over them. The columns written that chert Nebti belonged to the royal family. "

Besides well-preserved tomb of an official named Nefer. It is unique in its passage, which, according to archaeologists, was a symbolic gateway to the underworld.
[Hamdi Amin, chief inspector of the North Saqqara]

"This season we have found many treasures: the nine intact statues, white stones, a well-preserved color. Now they are parked Saqqara. Here we have a great field for new activities. We believe that Abusir — is untouched place that still has a lot of secrets. "

Archaeologists hope the new findings will remind travelers about unique and still tasted a little heritage of ancient Egypt.

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