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Tomb Dating Back to 1100 B.C. Found in Egypt

Updated: 05/08/2014 11:51 AM
Created: 05/08/2014 11:48 AM WDIO.com

CAIRO (AP) - Egypt's Antiquities Ministry says tomb dating back to around 1100 B.C. has been found south of Cairo.

Antiquities Minister Mohamed Ibrahim said Thursday that the tomb belongs to a guard of the army archives and royal messenger to foreign countries. Ibrahim says the Cairo University Faculty of Archaeology's discovery at Saqqara adds "a chapter to our knowledge about the history of Saqqara."

Saqqara was the necropolis for the ancient Egyptian city of Memphis and site of the oldest known pyramid in Egypt.

Ola el-Egeizy of Cairo University said the tomb contains "very nice inscriptions" of the funerary procession and the afterlife of the deceased.

Egypt's vital tourism industry has suffered in the wake of the 2011 uprising that toppled autocratic leader Hosni Mubarak

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An Egyptian conservator cleans limestones at a newly-discovered tomb dating back to around 1100 B.C. at the Saqqara archaeological site, 30 kilometers (19 miles) south of Cairo, Egypt, Thursday.
AP Photo/Amr Nabil

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