4400-Year-Old Tomb Unveiled Egyptian High Priest. Archaeologists Made a Spectacular and Unique Discovery
Inside Wahtye's grave, Egypt. Credits: RT

Egyptian archaeologists have found near the capital Cairo a more than 4,400-year-old tomb of a high priest.

It was discovered in the necropolis of Saqqara, said the Ministry of ancient.

The grave of the priest, “Wahtye’, dates all the way back from the Fifth Dynasty of the Pharaohs (between 2500 and 2300 BC).

Unique Discovery

It is according to Minister Khaled el-Enany ‘extremely well preserved. On the walls are scenes depicting the priest and his family.

Mostafa Waziri, Secretary General of the Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities, spoke of unique discovery.


Egypt has in recent months announced a series of ancient discoveries, hoping to encourage tourism again.

The tourism industry, vital to the Egyptian economy, is flatlined since the uprising in 2011 against dictator Hosni Mubarak.