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Egyptian Archeologists Discover Tomb of 5th Dynasty Top Official Hetpet in Giza Western Cemetery

Egyptian Archeologists Discover Tomb of 5th Dynasty Top Official Hetpet in Giza Western Cemetery

Photo Credit: ‎Ministry of Antiquities Facebook Page

Egyptian archeologists discovered an old kingdom tomb of 5th Dynasty top official, Hetpet, as part of an Egyptian archaeological mission led by Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities Mostafa Wazir.

The cemetery was previously excavated by several archaeological missions since 1843.

“The newly discovered tomb of “Hetpet” has the architectural style and the decorative elements of the fifth Dynasty with an entrance leading to an “L” shape shrine with a purification basin,” according to a statement by Ministry of Archeology.

According to the statement, wall paintings are in a very good conservation condition “depicting Hetpet standing in different hunting and fishing scenes or sitting before a large offering table receiving offerings from her children”.

“Scenes of reaping fruits, melting metals and the fabrication of leather and papyri boats as well as musical and dancing performances are also shown on walls. Among the most distinguished paintings in the tomb are those depicting two monkeys in two different positions,”

This counts as the first archeological discovery in the year 2018. Official confirmed that excavation works to continue on the site for further

Photo Credit: ‎Ministry of Antiquities Facebook Page

 

Photo Credit: ‎Ministry of Antiquities Facebook Page

 

Photo Credit: ‎Ministry of Antiquities Facebook Page

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