Friday, March 28, 2014

New Discovery, Abu Sir: The Czech mission found Old Kingdom Mummy


The Czech mission working in Abu Sir directed by Dr. Mirislav Barta discovered a Skelton of a high official called "Nefer" at the time of King "Neferirkare" of the 5th Dynasty. The tomb was discovered last year in November and this season the excavation continued.
The mummy was found when the stone sarcophagus was opened to find the Skelton and a stone headrest under the head.

Ali Asfar, head of the ancient Egyptian department said "The tomb of Nefer is an unfinished stone tomb in a funerary complex of four corridors. The eastern corridor belong to Nefer and a family member; it includes 5 shafts and a false door with inscriptions of Nefer titles.
Nefer was the Priest of the funerary complex of King Neferirkare, he held many titles include "Overseer of scribes of the royal documents, overseer of the golden house and Secret keeper.

Nefer's wife called Nefert Hathor and she held a title of "Hathor Priestess"
Alaa Shehata, director of Sakkara antiquities said " A group of Symbolic pots were found as well as 31 small faience jewellery pieces golden beside fingers and toes stalls which were all transferred to the warehouse No. 1 in Sakkara.

As for Dr. Miroslav Barta, the head of the Czech mission working on the site, he said "The work on not finished yet and we hope to discover more inscriptions and antiquities of this important historical era of the Old Kingdom."

Source: Luxor Times

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