Archaeologists have uncovered the intact tomb of an Egyptian courtier who lived about 4,000 years ago.
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Ancient Egypt tomb uncovered
Ancient Egypt tomb uncovered
Ancient Egypt tomb uncovered

Archaeologists have uncovered the intact tomb of an Egyptian courtier who lived about 4,000 years ago. It belonged to Henu, an estate manager and high-ranking official, who lived during the first intermediate period which lasted from 2181 to 2050 BC.

Archaeologists have uncovered the intact tomb of an Egyptian courtier who lived about 4,000 years ago. It belonged to Henu, an estate manager and high-ranking official, who lived during the first intermediate period which lasted from 2181 to 2050 BC.

The discovery occurred accidentally after a team from Belgium's Leuven Catholic University were excavating another burial site south of Cairo. Located in the Nile Valley town of Minya, the tomb is said to be one of the best preserved of its time.

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