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Dancing monkey over the burial of the court of the priestess: the discovery at the foot of the Pyramids

During the excavation of the cemetery located on the plateau of Giza close to the pyramids, Egyptian archaeologists have discovered a rich tomb Dating back to the XXIV century BC — during the reign of the Fifth dynasty.

According to scientists, here are buried the priestess named Chetpet, which occupied an important post at the court of Pharaoh. This is evidenced by itself is a brick tomb, frescoes which are well preserved, despite the intervening millennia.

They can see the monkeys in Ancient Egypt they were popular Pets. One of the monkeys selects fruit, the second dancing to the sounds of the orchestra. Archaeologists say that until now, was discovered only one such mural.

«Previous discovery was dated from the period of the Twelfth Dynasty, who ruled 500 years later. But there is a monkey accompanies a musician and not a whole orchestra,» emphasizes the uniqueness of the finds of the excavation Director Mustafa al-Vaziri.

The name of the priestess appears on the wall included in the disposal basin for the ritual ablution. Scientists say that greeted him was not the first time: 109 artifacts with the name Chetpet was found in Giza by German archaeologists, shipped them to Berlin.

Dancing monkey over the burial of the court of the priestess: the discovery at the foot of the Pyramids 04.02.2018

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