4,300-year-old pharaonic tombs unveiled near Cairo (AP)




 
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4,300-year-old pharaonic tombs unveiled near Cairo     (AP)
 
December 23rd, 2008  
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4,300-year-old pharaonic tombs unveiled near Cairo     (AP)
AP - A pair of 4,300-year-old pharaonic tombs discovered at Saqqara indicate that the sprawling necropolis south of Cairo is even larger than previously thought, Egypt's top archaeologist said Monday. The rock-cut tombs were built for high officials one responsible for the quarries used to build the nearby pyramids and another for a woman in charge of procuring entertainers for the pharaohs.




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