Vizier's tomb discovered in Luxor

Remains of a tomb belonging to a vizier of Rameses II has been found in Luxor.  A mud-brick tomb cover has been uncovered by Belgian archaeologists and the owner has been identified as Khay, the Vizier of Upper and Lower Egypt who held the title "the First Royal Herald of the Lord of the two lands".  The 15 metre tall and 12 metre wide pyramidion is engraved with an Egyptian scene featuring the god Ra-Horakhty.  The rest of the tomb has yet to be discovered but work is underway to uncover more.

More information and photographs can be found at ahramonline and  Luxor Times.

                                                                                    Image - Ahram Online


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