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Egyptian archaeologists discover 4,400-year-old tomb near Cairo

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Egyptianarchaeologists are hailing the discovery of a 4,400- year-old tomb near the pyramids outside Cairo.

AntiquitiesMinister Khaled al-Enany informed press reporters Saturday that the tomb was developed for Hetpet, a priestess to Hathor, the goddess of fertility, who helped females in giving birth, Ireland’s RTE reported.

A guide from the Ministry of Antiquities inspects a discovery from Egypt’s antiquities authorities at the Giza plateau, the site of the three ancient pyramids on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt February 3, 2018. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh - RC111F906BF0

A guide from the Ministry of Antiquities checks a discovery from Egypt’s antiquities authorities at the Giza plateau, the website of the 3 ancient pyramids on the borders of Cairo, Egypt.( REUTERS)

Thetomb was found throughout excavation operate in Giza’s western cemetery by a group of Egyptian archaeologists led by Mostafa Al-Waziri, secretary general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities.

The cemetery homes burial places of leading authorities from the Old Kingdom’s Fifth Dynasty (2465-2323 BC), which numerous have actually currently been collected given that 1842, inning accordance with RTE.

“The tomb has very distinguished wall paintings in a very good conservation condition depicting Hetpet standing in different hunting and fishing scenes or… receiving offerings from her children,” the Antiquities Ministry stated.

FILE - In this Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015, file photo, the Sphinx and the historical site of the Giza Pyramids are illuminated with blue light, as part of the celebration of the 70th anniversary of the United Nations in Giza, just outside Cairo, Egypt. Archaeologists in Egypt say they have discovered a 4,400-year-old tomb near the pyramids outside Cairo. Egypt’s Antiquities Ministry announced the discovery Saturday and said the tomb likely belonged to a high-ranking official known as Hetpet during the 5th Dynasty of ancient Egypt. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil, File)

TheSphinx and the archaeological site of the Giza Pyramids are lit up with blue light, as part of the event of the 70 th anniversary of the United Nations in Giza, simply outside Cairo, Egypt, in 2015.( AP Photo/AmrNabil)

Al-Waziri stated the scenes illustrate a monkey– at the time frequently kept as domestic animals– enjoying fruit and another dancing prior to an orchestra.

Al-Enany stated the brand-new tomb consists of “a purification basin on which are engraved the name of the tomb’s owner and her titles”.

The discovery of an Old Kingdom tomb from Egypt’s antiquities authorities is seen at the Giza plateau, the site of the three ancient pyramids on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt February 3, 2018. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh - RC118118DB80

The discovery of an Old Kingdom tomb from Egypt’s antiquities authorities is seen at the Giza plateau, the website of the 3 ancient pyramids on the borders of Cairo, Egyp( REUTERS)

“A German expedition had found in 1909 a collection of antiquities carrying this lady’s name, or a lady who has the same name, and these antiquities were moved to the Berlin museum at the time,” he stated, inning accordance with RTE.

“And 109 years later, we find this tomb that carries Hetpet’s name.”

TheAssociated Press added to this report.

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