19 Dec 2018
Posted in Archaeology, History, News, Travel with us

Necropolis newsbeat.

As if there weren’t already enough incredible treasures to hold your attention in Egypt…

Last week, Egyptian authorities announced that archaeologists had unearthed a 4,400-year-old tomb in the necropolis of Sakkara, just outside Cairo.

The tomb dates from the rule of Neferirkare Kakai, a king of the Fifth Dynasty, which governed from 2500 to 2350 B.C. Of particular note is the fact that the tomb has stood untouched for four millennia, according to Mostafa Waziri, Secretary General of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities. For this reason, Waziri says, the burial site is a “one-of-a-kind discovery [within] the last decades. The color is almost intact.”

The roomy tomb has plenty to offer—inscriptions, walls decorated with colorful hieroglyphs, statues of pharaohs, and sculptures of the royal purification priest buried here as well as representations of his family members. Other portions of the tomb—four shafts—are yet to be opened, but that work will begin shortly. Waziri predicts that the remaining shafts could well lead to “a coffin or sarcophagus of the priest,” and other shafts could hold grave goods of the deceased.

Here’s the point: Even if you have been to Egypt, the list of recent discoveries there merits a second visit. And if you’ve never been, well, the time is now. As you can imagine, Egypt is a popular destination these days, so planning ahead is crucial.

Don’t wait. Email Kiran Chand at kchand@rcrusoe.com or call 888-490-8013 to discuss an Egypt journey.






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