The Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities published the discovery on its official Facebook page, Thursday, where it explained that it was “a large rectangular sarcophagus made of limestone belonging to a man called Hakka Shebes.”
The team also found another well, about 10 meters long, containing a group of wooden statues and three stone statues representing a person called Vitek.
Next to these statues, an offering table and a stone sarcophagus with mummy remains were discovered.
The head of the excavation team, who works with the Supreme Council of Antiquities, Zahi Hawass, confirmed that this is an important archaeological discovery dating back to the Fifth and Sixth Dynasties of the Old Kingdom.
Hawass indicated that “the most important sarcophagus belonged to Khnum, the grandfather of If, who was a priest in the pyramid complex of Unas,” while the second most important sarcophagus belonged to “Miri, another priest of the hierarchical complex of King Pepi I, probably named Messi, which contains nine beautiful statues “.
In addition, the search revealed many amulets, stone vessels, tools of daily life, statues of gods, and ceramics.
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