This 4000-Year-Old Egyptian Tomb Is Now Open To The Public
Now you can take endless selfies in this Saqqara pyramid tomb, which is available to the public for the first time since its discovery in 1940
If you’re a fan of mummies, then you’ll be delighted to know that a tomb inside of Saqqara pyramid at Saqqara area near Egypt's Saqqara necropolis, in Giza is now officially open to the public. The tomb is estimated to be 4,3000 years old and has just finished being restored. The tomb is believed to be that of a senior royal official, known as ‘Mehu’. According to Dr. Zahi Hawass, Egypt’s former minister of antiquities, Mehu was “an important man, he was a vizier, he was a chief of the judges, he was also the director of the palace”.
#Egyptology A picture taken on September 8, 2018 shows the tomb of Mehu in the Saqqara necropolis, south of the Egyptian capital Cairo during the inauguration for the visitors for the first time since its discovery in 1940 by an Egyptian mission led by Egyptologist Zaki Saad. pic.twitter.com/Qmx5UI69Ko— SantiagoArt (@SantiagoArtis) September 9, 2018
The Tomb of Mehu in Saqqara Egypt has opened to the public for the first time since its discovery in 1940 by an Egyptian team lead by Zaki Saad! Mehu's titles include Scribe of the Royal Documents, Vizier & Head of Juries.— Nigel J.Hetherington (@Pastpreservers) September 8, 2018
Now is the time to visit #Egypt! #thisisegypt pic.twitter.com/lFqeULzFV0
The tomb has a long, narrow corridor with six chambers, and also contains chambers for Mehu’s son, Mery Re Ankh, and his grandson, Hetep Ka II. Needless to say, people are already lining up to take selfies in the newly-opened tomb.
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