An archaeological delegation from Cairo University found the tomb of Ptah-M-Wia, Pharaoh Ramesses II’s treasurer.
Ptah-M-Wia also served as royal scribe, cattle supervisor, and overseer of sacrifices to the gods.
The Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities revealed on Saturday that the artifact was found during excavations at the Saqqara, a massive necropolis south of Cairo, where they’ve made a series of amazing discoveries in recent years.
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According to the Supreme Council of Antiquities’s Secretary-General, Mostafa Waziri, the tombs of 19th-dynasty officials were also found. There were numerous inscribed stone slabs and Osirian columns discovered.
Historically Saqqara functioned as a cemetery for the royal city of Memphis and is the location of Egypt’s oldest surviving pyramid.
The team also discovered the tombs of other nobles, including a military chief known as Hor Mohib.
According to authorities hundreds of wooden coffins were discovered in an ancient burial site in January.