Egypt reveals "unique tomb" intact for more than 4 millennia

Egyptian authorities have announced the discovery of an intact tomb of a royal priest, with more than 4,400 years old, in the Saqqara pyramid complex near Cairo. Excavations start tomorrow.

A team of archaeologists revealed this Saturday the discovery of a tomb with more than 4,400 years, the final resting place of a royal priest.

Mostafa Waziri, secretary general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, described the discovery as "unique in the last decades."

The tomb found in the Saqqara pyramid complex near Cairo is full of colorful hieroglyphs and statues of pharaohs. Decorative scenes show the owner, a royal priest named Wahtye, with his mother, wife and other relatives.

Excavations are going to start tomorrow, December 16, and archaeologists are expecting more discoveries, including the owner's sarcophagus.

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