In Egypt, archaeologists have discovered a delightful tomb

Discoveries in Egypt continue to astonish: from the majestic pyramids to 4,300-year-old tombs with unique paintings and mysterious black sarcophagi.


Ancient Egyptian pyramids, embodying one of the world's great wonders, have shrouded humanity in a veil of mystery and mysticism for centuries. An inexhaustible source of enigmas, these majestic structures, along with the inscrutable gaze of the Sphinx, continue to provoke endless questions.

Surrounded by mysteries and ambiguities, Egypt's history surprises with findings discovered by scientists in the Giza area and on the territory once belonging to the ancient kingdom, where each discovery raises more questions than it answers.

A team of scientists from Egypt and Germany, working under the auspices of the German Archaeological Institute, made a significant discovery in Dahshur, located 33 km south of Cairo. They managed to uncover a 4,300-year-old tomb with beautifully preserved wall paintings.

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Inside this burial site, amazing frescoes were found, reflecting the daily life of Ancient Egypt, including images of ships sailing on the Nile, merchants in the market, and the process of grain processing with the help of donkeys and other picturesque scenes.


The walls of the tomb also adorn hieroglyphic inscriptions, indicating that it belonged to Seneb-Nefer-Af and his wife Idet. The records mention that Idet served as a priestess of the goddess Hathor, the patroness of the sky, love, motherhood, and music, while Seneb-Nefer-Af held a number of high administrative positions at the royal court.

Researchers have determined that the couple lived and served during the reign of Pharaoh Pepi I, whose reign lasted from 2310 to 2260 BC, a period when pyramid construction continued in Egypt, although they were less monumental compared to the great pyramids of Giza.

Scientists have yet to discover the remains of Idet and Seneb-Nefer-Af, making this archaeological site the subject of further research.

Previously, one of the most mysterious discoveries made near Giza to the south involves twenty-four massive black granite sarcophagi, each weighing over 100 tons. Experts were amazed by the craftsmanship in processing hard stone, and it remains unclear for what purposes these sarcophagi were created more than three thousand years ago. There are assumptions that these boxes may not have been the work of ancient Egyptians but a gift from unknown civilizations from other planets.


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