3,300-year-old tomb of army chief discovered in 'City of the Dead'

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London, May 31 (ANI): Archeologists have discovered a 3,300-year-old tomb of a high-profile army commander in Egypt.

The tomb, which belongs to Ptahmes, 19th Dynasty army leader and royal scribe, was discovered at Saqqara, reports HeritageKey.com

Saqqara, located 40 kilometres south of Cairo is one of Egypt's oldest burial sites, also known as the 'City of the Dead'.

The discovery of the tomb - dated to the second half of the 19th Dynasty (1203-1186BC) - by the Archaeological Faculty of the Cairo University puts an end to a 300-year-old archaeological riddle.

Ptahmes' tomb is 70 metres long and contains numerous chapels.

Dr Zahi Hawass said that its design is similar to that of the tomb of Ptah Im Wiya, a royal sear bearer who lived during the reign of Pharaoh Akhenaten, discovered in 2007 by Dutch archaeologists. (ANI)

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