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

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

Wednesday, 3 October, 2018 - 05:30
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.

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