Egypt discovers tomb of ancient pharaonic general near Cairo

CAIRO — Egyptian archeologists say they have discovered a tomb of a "great army general" under Ramses II at the Saqqara burial complex near Cairo.

The antiquities ministry says in a Tuesday statement that the general, named "Iwrhya," was found in the New Kingdom necropolis, and had yet to be fully excavated but contained lots of material testifying to the high status of its owner and his family.

Ramses II, who took the throne in his early 20s as the third pharaoh of the 19th Dynasty, ruled Egypt more than 3,000 years ago. He is credited with expanding ancient Egypt's reach as far as modern Syria to the east and modern Sudan to the south.

Egypt hopes such discoveries will spur tourism, which has suffered from political turmoil following the 2011 uprising.

You may also interested in

Egypt's parliament passes law to fine aggressive...

Apr 25, 2018

In efforts to revive tourism in Egypt, parliament passes bill imposing fines on overly aggressive...

In Iran, unique system allows payments for kidney...

Aug 25, 2016

In Iran, a unique system allows those in need of a transplant to buy a kidney

Iran signs its biggest-ever car deal with...

Aug 7, 2017

Iran has signed the country's biggest-ever car deal to build tens of thousands of cars annually...

Iran police's assault on woman over headscarf...

Apr 23, 2018

Video of police assaulting woman over her loose headscarf stirs debate on mandatory hijabs in...

Discarded IS receipts offer glimpse into former...

Feb 3, 2017

Receipts from taxi rides, ledgers listing internet usage and random logbooks documenting an ever...

About Us

Originally founded in 2015, Voyage Times publishes articles on travel and lifestyle for travelers, leisure seekers, and culture hunters from around the world.

Contact us: sales[at]voyagetimes.com

Subscribe Now!

Quick Links

HomePress