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Egypt reveals 'one of a kind' tomb find

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Archaeologists in Egypt have made an exciting tomb discovery - the final resting place of a high priest, untouched for 4,400 years.

Mostafa Waziri, secretary-general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, described the find as "one of a kind in the last decades".

The tomb, found in the Saqqara pyramid complex near Cairo, is filled with colourful hieroglyphs and statues of pharaohs. Decorative scenes show the owner, a royal priest named Wahtye, with his mother, wife and other relatives.

Archaeologists will start excavating the tomb on 16 December, and expect more discoveries to follow - including the owner's sarcophagus.

Here's what they've found already...

A man takes photos of the well-preserved hieroglyphs inside the newly-discovered tomb of Wahtye: The tomb's colours have survived unusually well for almost 4,400 years, experts said

The tomb's colours have survived unusually well for almost 4,400 years, experts said
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