4,400 Years Old Tomb Discovered


4,400 years aged tomb have found by Egypt Archaeologists at the Giza plateau, outside Cairo.

Antiquities Ministry said that the discovery will help revive the country’s staggering tourism sector. The tomb was found in Giza’s western necropolis. It belonged to a woman known as Hetpet.

The tomb is mud, brick build and includes wall paintings in good condition.

The mission of the discovery started excavation work last October and Archaeologists have been making discoveries near the site since the 19th century. Mostafa al-Waziri, the leader of the mission believes that there is still more. He also believes Hetpet had another tomb in Giza’s western necropolis and said that excavation work is underway to find that one too. The area of the latest discovery is close to a new museum under construction. That will be Egypt’s most unique and precious artifacts to the famed boy King Tutankhamun.

Egypt placed the ancient statue of one of its most famous pharaohs in January. Ramses II at the museum’s atrium, which will include 43 massive statues.

Egypt hopes the opening of the new museum, along with the recent invention, will draw back visitors to the country where tourism has hard.

This government has tightened security around archaeological and touristic sites. They spent millions of dollars to upgrade airport security. Particularly following the 2015 downing of a Russian airliner over the uneasy Sinai Peninsula by the Islamic State group.

Cairo and Moscow signed a security protocol and announced plans to resume Russian flights to the Egyptian capital in December of this year.