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Ancient, never-looted tomb discovered in Egypt

• By Eileen AJ Connelly

The 4,400-year-old grave in a pyramid complex outside Cairo belonged to a priest named Wahtye, Egypt's Antiquities Ministry said Saturday. The site, among the ruins of Saqqara, showed no signs of robbers when archaeologists found it.

The tomb is full of vibrant hieroglyphs, statues of pharaohs and images of the priest, his mother, wife and other family members.

The discovery came after seven other tombs, some older than 6,000 years, were uncovered last month. Some of those graves contained mummified cats and scarabs.

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