Egypt unearths first Ramesside tomb

22:06, April 14, 2010      

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The tomb of a royal court official from the 19th dynasty has been discovered in Tal el-Maskhouta area of Ismailia, 120 kilometers east of Cairo, Egypt's Middle East News Agency Reported on Wednesday.

This is the first tomb found dating back to the Ramesside period, Egyptian Minister of Culture Farouq Hosni said.

The tomb is a rectangle room made of mud bricks having Hieroglyphic inscriptions about the person buried inside, he said.

The Ramesside period is named after the 11 kings with the name Ramesses, who ruled in the 19th to the 20th Dynasties. Ramesses II (about 1279-1213 BC) faced the armies of the Hittite empire at the Battle of Kadesh and as a result became a role model for his successors.

Source: Xinhua


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