News

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

The AMP Project Blocked in Egypt, Bans Access to a Number of International Media Outlets
Review: Giza Zoo Might be the Worst Zoo in the World

Subscribe to our newsletter


News

More in News

Outrage After British Airways Suspends All Cairo Flights

Egyptian StreetsJuly 20, 2019

Aswan’s Philae Island to Become a Touristic Attraction With Nubian-Inspired Hotel

Egyptian StreetsJuly 20, 2019

The Story of Amira, 15-Year-Old Girl Detained For Killing Her Rapist

Egyptian StreetsJuly 20, 2019

Algeria Crowned AFCON 2019 Champions After Beating Senegal 1-0

Egyptian StreetsJuly 19, 2019

Obligatory Anti-Divorce Courses to Begin in Egyptian Universities

Egyptian StreetsJuly 18, 2019

Plastic Bags to Be Banned in Egypt’s Marsa Alam

Egyptian StreetsJuly 16, 2019

Egyptian Authorities Free Trans Woman and LGBT+ Activist After 4 Months in Prison

Egyptian StreetsJuly 16, 2019

Egypt’s National Council for Women Visit Women’s Prisons to Ensure Quality of Care

Egyptian StreetsJuly 15, 2019
Egyptian Streets is an independent, young, and grass roots news media organization aimed at providing readers with an alternate depiction of events that occur on Egyptian and Middle Eastern streets, and to establish an engaging social platform for readers to discover and discuss the various issues that impact the region.

© 2017 Egyptian Streets. All Rights Reserved.