Egypt: Tomb dating back to 1100 B.C. found

 
 
Archaeology workers dig at the site of a newly-discovered tomb dating back to 1100 B.C. at the Saqqara archaeological site south of Cairo.
Archaeology workers dig at the site of a newly-discovered tomb dating back to 1100 B.C. at the Saqqara archaeological site south of Cairo.
Amr Nabil / AP

While Egypt’s vital tourism industry has suffered since the 2011 uprising that toppled autocratic leader Hosni Mubarak, archaeologists have been hard at work, their latest find a tomb dating back to around 1100 B.C. south of Cairo. Antiquities Minister Mohamed Ibrahim said that the tomb belongs to a guard of the army archives and royal messenger to foreign countries. Ola el-Egeizy of Cairo University said the tomb contains “very nice inscriptions” of the funerary procession and the afterlife of the deceased.

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