. Archaeologists Find ‘Important’ 2,500-year-old Tomb of Ancient Egyptian General Near Giza « JO LEE MAGAZINE

ART NEWS – The tomb in Abusir once belonged to Wahibre-mery-Neith, who once led a group of foreign soldiers during a period when Egypt’s empire was expanding. The Egyptian Ministry of Tourism & Antiquities said that the tomb dates to sometime between the 26th and 27th dynasties, putting it just before 500 B.C.E. Its main burial area extends 52 feet into the ground and contained a basalt coffin that was empty upon its discovery this year. The coffin’s surface was engraved with a quotation from the Egyptian Book of the Dead that relays information about how people resurrect during their journey into the afterlife.

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