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    During excavations, archaeologists discovered an ancient sarcophagus in the suburbs of Cairo, which belonged to Ptah-em-via, the keeper of the treasury of Pharaoh Ramses II, the most powerful ancient Egyptian ruler. This was reported on October 2 by The Guardian.

    The discovery was made in Saqqara, an ancient necropolis located 30 km south of Cairo. The burial was discovered by Ola El Agizi, a professor at the Faculty of Archeology at Cairo University.

    Last year, a specialist and her team discovered the tomb of Ptah-em-via at the level of the earth’s surface. Now an archaeologist has found his underground burial chamber with a sarcophagus.

    In the center of the tomb’s courtyard, a team of scientists noticed the top of a vertical shaft that suggested a passage to the burial chamber. The depth of the mine was about 8 m, the sand was removed within a week.

    After that, El Aguizi was lowered down, where the archaeologist discovered the sarcophagus. As the archaeologist noted, it is extremely difficult to find an intact sarcophagus in the original tomb. which is not always the case. Sometimes the sarcophagus is intended for another person of a later period,” the professor explained.

    that he played “a very important role in the management of that time.” wings to protect the deceased.

    In October 2020, Egyptian archaeologists discovered 14 well-preserved sarcophagi in the territory of the Saqqara necropolis. They were at a depth of 10 meters. According to experts, the age of the burials is about 2.5 thousand years.

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