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    Unique ancient tomb opens to visitors in Egypt

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    Baku. 8 September. REPORT.AZ/ Egyptian Minister of Antiquities Khaled al-Anani will today open to visitors a tomb of Ti, a high-ranking official in the Fifth dynasty of pharaohs, who lived almost 4,500 years ago, Report informs citing RIA Novosti.

    The tomb, located in the Saqqara necropolis near Cairo, was opened in 1865 by French Egyptologist François Mariette. It is famous for its magnificent wall painting. The paintings on the tomb walls featuring the life of the ancient Egyptians - production of bread, papyrus, hunting, sacrifice - allowed scientists to obtain unique information.

    "The tomb was not restored for a long time, but some time ago, the joint Czech-Egyptian mission began cleaning, restoring and conserving the colored wall paintings. The tomb will also be equipped with modern lighting, and the paintings will be subsequently protected by special glass screens," said the head of the Supreme Council on monuments of antiquity Mustafa Waziri.

    In the archaeological complex Saqqara in the vicinity of the Egyptian capital locates the oldest necropolis with the first burials dating back to the first dynasty of the pharaohs (31st - 29th centuries BC). One of the most famous monuments of Sakkara is the stepped pyramid of Djoser.

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