Egypt: Press Release - New Discovery in Sakkara

Press Release
Egypts Minister of Tourism

New Discovery in Sakkara

November 14, 1997

A tomb bearing the name of Minister Meref-Neb-Ef and dating back tot he sixth dynasty (4,000 years ago) was discovered by a Polish archaeological mission west of Sakkara pyramid and south of the famous Tomb of Ptah.

The inscriptions found on the tomb indicate that the owner of the tomb belonged to the royal family. The burial chamber is 7 x 3 meters and contains beautiful scenes representing daily life, owner holding a long stick, harp players, maidens and birds. The surface of the tomb also bears inscriptions in red and black colors. The mission is also currently working on the excavation of a tomb dating back to the early Second Dynasty.