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Weird NewsAncient tomb discovered in Egypt dating back 2,500 years

04:05  05 may  2019
04:05  05 may  2019 Source:   news.sky.com

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A tomb dating back 2 , 500 years has been discovered in Egypt , containing a limestone statue of one of the owners' family. © Getty The mummies are thought to be 2 , 500 years old The tomb dates back to the fifth dynasty and officials hope it could help the country's efforts to revive its ailing tourism

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Ancient tomb discovered in Egypt dating back 2,500 years © Getty The tomb dates back to the fifth dynasty

A tomb dating back 2,500 years has been discovered in Egypt, containing a limestone statue of one of the owners' family.

The discovery, made near the pyramid complex in Giza, was announced today.

The tomb dates back to the fifth dynasty and officials hope it could help the country's efforts to revive its ailing tourism industry.

Ancient tomb discovered in Egypt dating back 2,500 years © Getty The tomb was uncovered near the Giza pyramids

Visitor numbers were hit hard by terror attacks and political turmoil following the 2011 uprising.

Egypt's Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, Dr Mostafa Waziri, said the tomb belonged to two men.

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A tomb dating back 2 , 500 years has been discovered in Egypt , containing a limestone statue of one of the owners' family. © Getty The mummies are thought to be 2 , 500 years old The tomb dates back to the fifth dynasty and officials hope it could help the country's efforts to revive its ailing tourism.

A tomb dating back 2 , 500 years has been discovered in Egypt , containing a limestone statue of one of the owners' family. Archaeologists in Luxor, Egypt have discovered two small ancient tombs dating back about 3, 500 years . The tombs were likely part of a cemetery for noblemen and.

Dr Waziri said the first man was named Behnui-Ka and had seven titles, including that of priest, judge and the purification priest of Chefren.

Ancient tomb discovered in Egypt dating back 2,500 years © Getty The mummies are thought to be 2,500 years old

The second was named Nwi and had five titles, including chief of the great state, the overseer of the new settlements, and the purifier of King Khafre, Dr Waziri said.

Ancient tomb discovered in Egypt dating back 2,500 years © Getty The first man was named Behnui-Ka and the second was named Nwi

The most significant artefact uncovered in the discovery was a limestone statue of the tomb's owner, his wife and his son.

Ancient tomb discovered in Egypt dating back 2,500 years © Getty Excavation workers stand next to the sarcophagi

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