Egypt: Lost ancient Memphis tomb rediscovered
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Posted 01 June 2010 - 01:24 PM
A lost ancient Egyptian tomb has been rediscovered by archaeologists in the desert sands south of Cairo. The 3,300-year-old tomb is believed to belong to a mayor of the ancient capital of Memphis.
It was originally discovered by artefact hunters in the 19th Century, who then lost the tomb's location.
The tomb was located by a team of Egyptian researchers after a five-year search and they are hopeful mummified remains are still inside.
Nile hunt carvings
The tomb belongs to Ptahmes, who was also army chief, overseer of the treasury and a royal scribe under the Pharaohs Seti I and his son Ramses II, during the 13th Century BC.
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