Photo: Ancient Cult Chapels, Egyptian Noblewoman's Tomb Found



The 3,000-year-old tomb—including this sarcophagus broken most likely by ancient looters—of an Egyptian noblewoman has been discovered on the outskirts of the royal burial city of Saqqara, archaeologists announced in March 2009.

The tomb is part of a complex that includes cult chapels, a colonnaded courtyard, and a monumental gateway.

Photograph courtesy Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities


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