Ancient Egyptian tomb unearthed near Cairo
Egyptian archaeologists unveiled a newly-unearthed double tomb with vivid wall paintings in the ancient necropolis of Saqqara near Cairo.
The tomb includes two false doors with colourful paintings depicting the two people buried there, a father and a son who served as heads of the royal scribes.
The inscription dates the double tomb to the 6th dynasty (2374-2191BC), which marked the beginning of the decline of the Old Kingdom, also known as the age of pyramids.
Zahi Hawass, Egyptian chief archaeologist, said that this could be the start for uncovering a vast cemetery in the area.