Tomb Painting Of Egyptian Priest, Perseneb, Discovered Near Great Pyramid Of Giza

July 20, 2014 1:35 AM

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The tomb of Perseneb, a man described by inscriptions as a "priest" and a "steward," was first excavated in 1996, but it wasn't until 2012 that scientists noticed a painting preserved on a wall in the central room, reports Live Science.

The surprise discovery was all the more remarkable because the tomb was first mentioned by German explorer Karl Richard Lebsius and French Egyptologist Auguste Mariette in the 19th century, though a team from the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences has only been excavati...

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