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Tomb of a Pharaoh's 'Sole Friend' and 'Keeper of the Secret' Found in Egypt

Tuesday 09/October/2018 - 03:24 PM
Sada El Balad
Edited by: Mohamed Emad

The remains of a tomb complex belonging to the "sole friend" of an Egyptian pharaoh have been discovered near a pyramid at Abusir in Egypt، according to Live Science news website.

The burial site contains the remains of a small chapel and tomb.

Inside the tomb، which was robbed in ancient times، archaeologists found the remains of a statue with inscriptions referring to a priest named Kaires who was "sole friend of the king" and "keeper of the secret of the Morning House.”

the place where the pharaoh got dressed and ate breakfast، a team of archaeologists with the Czech Institute of Egyptology said in a statement Oct. 2.

The archaeologists aren't sure which pharaoh the inscription is referring to، but they have some clues.

The tomb complex was found near a pyramid belonging to the pharaoh Neferirkare (reign 2446–2438 B.C.); and another of the titles recorded on his statue says that Kaires was "inspector of the priests serving in the pyramid complexes" belonging to Neferirkare and his predecessor، Sahure.

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