Egyptian archaeologist Dr. “Zahi Hawass” announced that the excavations of the joint Egyptian mission with the Supreme Council of Antiquities at the Director’s Bridge area in the Saqqara cemetery have resulted in several archaeological discoveries dating back to the era of the Fifth and Sixth Dynasties of the Old Kingdom, the most prominent of which were the discovery of 9 statues owned by a person named Messi.
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“Hawass” confirmed that tombs dating back to the era of the Old Kingdom were found, indicating the existence of a huge cemetery with many important tombs, and the first of these tombs is the tomb of the so-called “Khnum Jedf” who was working as an inspector of employees, a supervisor of nobles, and a priest of the hierarchical group of King Unas, the last king. The Fifth Dynasty, and the tomb is colorful and contains scenes of daily life. The second tomb is of the so-called (Mary), and its owner holds many titles such as the Keeper of Secrets, and the Assistant Commander of the Great Palace.
He added that: another tomb was found for the priest of the hierarchical group of King “Bibi I”, and nine colored limestone statues were found representing a man with his wife, as well as servant statues and individual statues. No inscriptions were found indicating the name of the owner of these statues, and after several months of this discovery, tithing took place on an imaginary door next to the location of the statues indicating that its owner calls “Messi” and that the statues date back to the era of the Fifth Dynasty. Therefore, it confirms that the nine statues belong to the so-called “Messi”.
A statue of a person was found standing, next to his wife holding his foot, and on the other side his daughter carrying a goose.
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