Celebrating rich legacy! Egypt unveils 3,500-year-old tomb on World Heritage Day

News Bharati    20-Apr-2019



Luxor, Egypt, Apr 20: Every year world celebrates World Heritage Day to respect and remember our rich and diverse heritage. To respect and remember the rich tradition and legacy, A large tomb of an ancient Egyptian nobleman who likely served King Thutmose I 3,500 years ago was unveiled by Egypt’s Ministry of antiquities on World Heritage Day, 18 April 2019.

The 450-square meter, 3,500-year old rock-cut tomb located on Luxor’s west bank contains 18 entrances and is believed to have belonged to Sheds-Djehuty, royal master of seals for ancient Egyptian kings of Upper and Lower Egypt, as Mostafa Waziri, secretary-general of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities, explained.

The burial site was unearthed by archaeologists in 2018 and underwent extensive renovation before it was finally presented to the public this year.

 

The discoveries made inside the tomb include colorful floor tiles and wall paintings documenting activities like boat making and hunting.

Earlier, the Ministry of Antiquities also announced the discovery of a Fifth Dynasty nobleman’s tomb, covered in colorful reliefs and well-preserved inscriptions.