Archaeologists announced on Friday the discovery of a tomb in good condition with beautiful inscriptions believed to date back to the early period of the Ptolemaic era near the city of Sohag in Upper Egypt.
Officials said the cemetery was built for a man named Tutu and his wife, one of seven graves discovered in the area in October when authorities seized smugglers digging illegally for traces.
Its walls bear inscriptions depicting funerary processions and portraits of its owner working in the fields alongside his family’s hieroglyphics.
Mustafa Waziri, Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities in Egypt, described the cemetery as characterized by the beauty of its engravings and bright colors.
He added that the cemetery consists of a central lobby and a burial chamber with two stone coffins and that the lobby is divided into two parts.
It is reported that the inscriptions depict the owner of the burial chamber, Tutu, who presents and receives gifts.
The same is true of his wife, Tacrit Isis, with different versions of the Book of the Dead.
Mumayawan, one of whom is between 35 and 50 years old and the other a 12- to 14-year-old boy, was also shown outside the burial chamber in a desert area near the Nile, about 390 km south of Cairo.
Fifty mutated animals, including mice and falcons, were also found
This discovery is made after the Egyptian state swept some of the land to be built new cities in the desert of eastern Egypt and the development of the cities of Upper Egypt.