ISNA / According to the latest news, another ancient tomb was discovered in the historical site of Saqqara in Egypt.
Saqqara, an ancient village in the Giza region known for the massive tombs of Egyptian pharaohs, has been used for years as the Royal Cemetery of Memphis, the capital of ancient Egypt. Ever since archeological excavations began in Saqqara in the 1970s, the importance of this place has increased over time due to its important role in providing information about the history of ancient Egypt. Now archaeologists say they have discovered an interior of an ancient tomb in Saqqara Cemetery near the Three Pyramids as a result of an exploration project carried out by Cairo University.
According to a statement issued by the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities and Tourism, the tomb belongs to a very important official named Ptahemwia, who served Ramses II. Ramses II ruled from 1279 to 1213 BC “This tomb is very important because of the position of its owner,” said Mustafa Waziri, secretary of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities. The tomb was owned by a royal scribe, treasurer, chief overseer of Pharaoh’s estate, and in charge of donations to the temple of Ramses II.
According to the head of this exploratory project, during the new excavation, the entrance of the tomb made of engraved stones was discovered along with inscriptions depicting the owner of the tomb.
The project also uncovered boulders with inscriptions engraved on them, along with several columns, some of which remain in their original location and some buried in the sand.