A wealthy Egyptian aristocrat named Khuwy lived in ancient times around 4300 years ago. His tomb has recently been discovered by a team of archaeologists headed up by Mohamed Mujahid. The necropolis dates from 2495 BC and contains spectacular art and ornaments intended to assist the passing soul into the afterlife. Situated in the ancient province of Saqqara, south of Cairo, the building contains vivid colouring and extremely well preserved images
The tomb is designed in an L shape and contains a descending hallway which leads to a waiting room. Here images of the tomb's occupant are shown along with a contribution table. This is presumably where mourners were able to leave offerings to the highly esteemed deceased. Only unearthed around a month ago, this is the first time the world is able to see the contents of this historical and important discovery.
Unusual for art of the time, the images show the use of a particular green sap which had been used as pigment. Special internment oils were used in the tomb also, which again point to a unique and high status burial. The design of the building is representative of the earlier Great Pyramids, with many likenesses included.
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