NEW DISCOVERY: Ancient tomb uncovered near Egypt's famous Giza pyramids

2019-05-05 22:47
Archaeologists have uncovered part of a cemetery, dating back thousands of years, near Egypt’s famed pyramids on the Giza plateau near Cairo.

Wooden tombs painted in various colours and limestone statues were among the treasures found in the 4 500-year-old burial ground.

The oldest artefact discovered is a limestone family tomb from the fifth dynasty (around 2 5000 BC), said authorities. But perhaps the most prized object is a limestone statue of the tomb's owner, his wife, and son.

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