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Japanese diggers find pharaonic beer-maker tomb in Egypt

Published on Jan 4, 2014 1:19 AM
 

CAIRO (AFP) - Egypt said Friday a Japanese archaeological team has discovered the tomb of a leading beer producer from the pharaonic period in the country's famed temple city of Luxor.

The tomb of Khonso Em Heb, who lived 3,200 years ago, was "one of the most important discoveries made in the city of Luxor... at the Thebes necropolis," said Mohamed Ibrahim, Egypt's antiquities minister.

The tomb has on its walls and ceilings landscapes and diverse sculptures that "revealed many details of daily life during the ancient Egyptian times" including family relationships and religious rituals.

One piece of artwork shows Khonso Em Heb, who also headed the royal storehouses during the pharaonic Ramesside period, making offerings to the gods along with his wife and daughter.

 
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