4,500-Year-Old Double Tomb for Pharaoh Purifiers Revealed On Giza Plateau

May 4, 2019 - General
Detail of one of the decorated sarcophagi found in the recently excavated cemetery on the Giza Plateau

The Giza Plateau is the famous home of the Great Pyramids and the Sphinx. But it is also the location of a workers’ village, industrial complex, and several cemeteries. Countless discoveries have been made there over the years and recent excavations show the Giza Plateau still holds more fascinating finds just waiting to be unearthed. Just today, Egyptian officials announced the discovery of an Old Kingdom cemetery with an impressive double tomb and numerous interesting artifacts.

General Secretary of the Supreme Council of Antiquities Mostafa Waziri said the Old Kingdom cemetery was found in the south-eastern part of the pyramids area during excavations in that area in August 2018. 450 cubic meters of sand had to be moved to reveal for archaeologists to reach the double tomb, which Luxor Times reports is just one of several of the Old Kingdom tombs that were found. Burial shafts, which served as communal graves, were also identified at the site.

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