A Dutch mission from Leiden Museum last week came across a huge tomb that dates back to the era of King Akhenaton, the 19th dynasty of Ancient Egypt.
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Ancient Egyptian tomb discovered
Ancient Egyptian tomb discovered
Ancient Egyptian tomb discovered

A Dutch mission from Leiden Museum last week came across a huge tomb that dates back to the era of King Akhenaton, the 19th dynasty of Ancient Egypt, some 3,400 years ago.

A Dutch mission from Leiden Museum last week came across a huge tomb that dates back to the era of King Akhenaton, the 19th dynasty of Ancient Egypt, some 3,400 years ago.

Located in Giza's Saqqara area, a half hour from Cairo, "the tomb belongs to a priest called Meri Neet, who had become known as the chief superintendent of god Aton at the time," according to information released by the Egyptian government.

The discovery was made during research to the east of the tomb of high priest Meryneith from the same period, discovered by the team from Leiden in 2001. The newly discovered tomb is a important addition to the information on what is known as the Amarna period - named after Akhenaton's capital in central Egypt.

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