Ancient Egyptian Tomb of ‘Morning Secret Keeper’ Uncovered in Aswan

Tourists pose for a photo at Saqqara area near Egypt's Saqqara necropolis. (Reuters)
Tourists pose for a photo at Saqqara area near Egypt's Saqqara necropolis. (Reuters)
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Ancient Egyptian Tomb of ‘Morning Secret Keeper’ Uncovered in Aswan

Tourists pose for a photo at Saqqara area near Egypt's Saqqara necropolis. (Reuters)
Tourists pose for a photo at Saqqara area near Egypt's Saqqara necropolis. (Reuters)

The tomb of a prominent statesman who lived in the era of the Fifth Pharaonic Dynasty has finally been opened, revealing the belongings of its owner, who worked as a royal supervisor.

A Czech archaeological mission operating in Abusir, north of the Saqqara region in Giza announced that it has uncovered a huge limestone and brick tomb for a man identified as Kaer S, dating back to the eras of King Nyuserre Ini and King Neferirkare Kakai.

Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities Mostafa al-Waziry said that the tomb's engravings showed that Kaer S had several titles, including the "Supervisor of the King’s affairs", "Morning Secret Keeper" and the "his master's beloved."

Adel Okasha, director of the Central Department of Antiquities of Cairo and Giza, said that the mission found a rose granite statue in the main well of the tomb, broken into two parts.

The statue represents Kaer S sitting on a small backless chair, while wearing a short beret and a wig.

The seat also featured the name and titles of its owner.



Riyadh Hosts International Chemistry Olympiad 2024

Riyadh hosts the 56th edition of the International Chemistry Olympiad 2024 (IChO 2024) from July 21 to 30. (SPA)
Riyadh hosts the 56th edition of the International Chemistry Olympiad 2024 (IChO 2024) from July 21 to 30. (SPA)
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Riyadh Hosts International Chemistry Olympiad 2024

Riyadh hosts the 56th edition of the International Chemistry Olympiad 2024 (IChO 2024) from July 21 to 30. (SPA)
Riyadh hosts the 56th edition of the International Chemistry Olympiad 2024 (IChO 2024) from July 21 to 30. (SPA)

Riyadh hosts the 56th edition of the International Chemistry Olympiad 2024 (IChO 2024) from July 21 to 30, the Saudi Press Agency said on Sunday.
The event is organized by the King Abdulaziz and his Companions Foundation for Giftedness and Creativity "Mawhiba”, in strategic partnership with the Ministry of Education and King Saud University (KSU), which will host the competition.
The IChO 2024, exclusively sponsored by Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC), will feature 333 students from 90 countries, with oversight, evaluation, and judging by 260 chemistry experts.
Students will compete for 10 honorary certificates, 110 bronze medals, 70 silver medals, and 35 gold medals. The final results will be announced on July 28 at 11 PM.
This annual scientific competition is the largest international chemistry contest for general education students.
Since its establishment in Prague, Czechoslovakia, in 1968, the competition has been held annually over ten days, with a different host country each year.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia participated as an observer in 2004 and 2005, then with students in 2006 and 2007. The Kingdom returned to participate as an observer in 2008, 2009, and 2010, and has since participated with students from 2011 up to present.
The Kingdom’s hosting of the IChO 2024 reflects the excellence of Saudi students on the international stage and enhances the Kingdom's status as a leading global destination in various scientific fields.