Egypt Just Discovered An ‘Exceptionally Well-Preserved’ 4,400-Year-Old Tomb ????

Whether from time or the invasion of grave robbers, many ancient Egyptian burial sites don’t make it to the present day in the form that was originally intended. That’s what makes the discovery of a 4,400-year-old tomb from the 5th dynasty of pharaohs so exciting! The recently uncovered site in Saqqara, near the famous step pyramid, is incredibly well preserved and has archaeologists everywhere jumping for joy.

The tomb reportedly belongs to a “senior official from the fifth dynasty of the pharaohs,” who some officials identified as “Wahtye, a high priest who served during the reign of King Neferirkare.”

Mostafa Waziri, secretary-general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, told BBC News the find was “one of a kind in the last decades.” 

The tomb, which seems to have hardly changed in the thousands of years it’s been left alone, features pictures of the deceased official with his family, alongside dozens of statuettes of himself and the important people in his life.

People of all kinds are flocking to the site to see an Egyptian tomb previously unseen to modern eyes!

Twitter was awestruck by the Egyptian history on display.

Others were a little more scared of mummies than they should have been…

Head to Egypt for a first-hand look at the past, history buffs of the world!