Archaeologists have found the sarcophagus of an ancient Egyptian general

(ORDO NEWS) — On July 18, 2022, a tomb containing the remains of Wahibre-meri-Neith, an Egyptian military official who, during his lifetime in the 6th century BC, was discovered in the Abusir necropolis in Giza. commanded detachments of foreign soldiers.

A team of researchers led by Miroslav Barta from Charles University in Prague discovered in the Abusir necropolis in Giza a tomb containing the remains of Wahibre-meri-Neith, an Egyptian military official who commanded detachments of foreign soldiers.

Mostafa Waziri of the Supreme Council of Antiquities said the shaft tomb, dated to around 500 BC, is 6 meters deep and 14 meters in area.

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The double sarcophagus was found on a bed of sand at the bottom of the second shaft, cut into the bedrock of the main shaft. The outer sarcophagus is made of white limestone, while the inner sarcophagus is made of basalt.

The damaged inner coffin was inscribed with passages from the Egyptian Book of the Dead describing the resurrection of the deceased and the journey to the afterlife. The mummy has not been found.

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Bartha believes that the tomb was plundered around the fourth or fifth century AD, based on pottery left behind by intruders. Also found were a scarab, about 400 faience ushebti figurines, and two alabaster canopic jugs.

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