According to Atef Abul Dahab, head of Ancient Egyptian Antiquities, the tomb was found during routine digging work in Mansheyet Al-Tahrir Street in Ain Shams to lay the foundations of a residential house.
Workers stumbled upon what is believed to be a stony wall engraved with hieroglyphic text.
An archaeological committee from the Supreme Council of Antiquities embarked on an inspection tour and found that the wall is a part of a 26th Dynasty tomb.
Early investigations, said Abul Dahab, reveal that the tomb is empty of any treasured artefacts and inscriptions, which indicate that it had been robbed in antiquity.
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
26th Dynasty Tomb discovered
Ahram Online (Nevine El-Aref)