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Egypt's Ministry of Antiquities has announced the discovery of a sealed, unlooted, 4400-year-old tomb belonging to an ancient high priest. The tomb dates to the Fifth Dynasty and belonged to an Egyptian Priest of Royal Purification named Wahtye, who also held the title of "Divine Inspector." Archaeologists discovered 55 statues inside, along with well-preserved paintings on the walls depicting the tomb's owner with various members of his family. The statues are arranged on two levels within the tomb – 24 on the upper level of the tomb and 24 on the lower level – and depict humans and deities. According to the hieroglyphs that accompany the statues and paintings, Wahtye's mother was named Merit Meen (meaning a lover of the fertility god Min), and his wife was named Nin Winit Ptuh (meaning the greatest of the Egyptian creator god Ptah). Archaeologists also found five hidden shafts in which they hope to find Wahtye's sarcophagus.

Off-site Links:
- https://www.livescience.com/64317-saqqara-tomb-hidden-shafts-discovered.html
- https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-46580264
- https://www.facebook.com/moantiquities/posts/2071110519601254

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