Herodotus Returns

Saqqara tombs will shed light on Ancient Egyptian Middle class
January 7, 2010, 12:07 pm
Filed under: Egypt | Tags: , ,

The two 2500-year-old tombs unearthed recently at Saqqara in Egypt, will shed light on the Egpytian middle class.

Dating from the 26th dynasty, which ruled Egypt from about 664 BC to 525 BC, the tombs were found near the entrance to the archaeological site at the Saqqara burial ground, 30 km (20 miles) south of Cairo.

“These tombs belonged to middle class Egyptian families, not royalty, and had no names on them. They were reused by many people and can give us lots of information on burial customs and religion at the time,” Zahi Hawass, Egypt’s head of antiquities who led the all-Egyptian archaeological team, told Reuters.

More Saqqara discovery.


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