| 8 September 2004
Tomb discovered at Giza
Archaeologists using radar have discovered a previously unknown tomb near Egypt's ancient pyramids at Giza.
After locating the tomb, the archaeologists dug to a depth of 10 metres where they found a box of 400 small statues, which ancient Egyptians believed helped the dead on their journey to the afterlife.
Zahi Hawass, head of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities, said "We still need to excavate another 10 metres before reaching the sarcophagus and discovering the identity of the occupant, which will take another one or two months."
The tomb is believed to be from the 26th dynasty making it 2500 years old, and is located between the Sphinx and the Khafre pyramid on the Giza plateau.
Source: Reuters (2 September 2004)
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