Axar.az
UP
12 November 2019


Egyptian tombs and coffins discovered near Giza pyramids

Home page History
12 Punto 14 Punto 16 Punto 18 Punto

Archaeologists have discovered exceptionally well preserved statues and coffins made of high-quality limestone at a newly discovered cemetery near the pyramids at Giza, Egypt. According to scholars, one of the oldest tombs date back to 2,500 BC.

Axar.az reports citing Sputnik.

"The two false doors that we found inside are really in a very good quality of limestone. To get a very good quality of limestone that came from Tora, you need to get permission from the King himself, and I believe that those guys even got very good titles to be able to ask the King for this good quality limestone", Mostafa Waziri, secretary general of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities, said in a statement.

Inside the tomb are statues and elaborate wooden masks, possibly depicting the men in the chamber and their families. The inscriptions read that one of those entombed there was a man by the name of Behnui-Ka, who worked as a priest and a judge, serving several pharaohs — including Khafre of the fourth dynasty; the second was a man named Nwi, the "chief of the great state", "overseer of the new settlements", and "the purifier of King Khafre".

Date
2019.05.05 / 18:32
Author
Axar.az
Comments
See also

101 years pass since liberation of Baku from occupation

Fossils in central Turkey are millions of years old

Owner of the Hitler`s house will get £745,000

The biggest massacre to muslims in Europe - Photo

Bosnia: Thousands march to honor Srebrenica victims

Iran marks 31 years since US downing of passenger plane

Important nuance about the US and Iran: few people know

Azerbaijan and Armenia: Map of 1918 - Photo

Institute of History makes statement on “Keshikchidag”

Azerbaijani who saved thousands of Jews from Holocaust

Latest
 
Xocalı soyqırımı — 1992-ci il Bağla
Bize yazin Bağla
ArxivBağla