Prague - Czech archeologists found an intact 4,500-year-old tomb chamber of an Egyptian dignitary in the Abusir Pyramids area, the Mlada Fronta Dnes daily reported Saturday. The Egyptologists discovered the bricked-up entrance to the four- by-two-metre chamber at the bottom of a 10-metre-deep shaft, the report said. “And then you are standing at the door of a tomb (that was) not burglarized. One experiences feelings of Indiana Jones,” the newspaper cited Egyptologist Miroslav Barta as saying. The tomb chamber belonged to sacrificer Neferinpu who had lived and worked in the area’s pyramids in the 24th Century BC, or during the Egyptian Old Kingdom era of pyramid-building, the archeologist said. The Czech scientists, who have been working in the region since the 1970s, first discovered the tomb complex of Neferinpu’s family in 2006. They located and examined the sacrificer’s burial chamber which contains his sarcophagus and scores of burial objects in November but did not make their find public until they had completed recording every detail.
Posted : Sat, 05 Jan 2008 17:58:05 GMT * Author : DPA * Category : Science (Technology)