Jun 10 2012
The discovery of a new Pharaonic tomb to “Hjoty Nakht”, the last district ruler in the First Intermediate Period (1994 - 2150 BC ) was made in Deir Al Barsha region in the Governorate of Al Menya. This is the first time in many years that findings were discovered preserved in such good condition.
The archeological works were in the cemetery of “Aha Nakht I”, the first ruler of the Middle Kingdom (1994 - 1650 BC) and inside one of the rooms, the tomb of his father, “Hjoty Nakht”.
The inscriptions on the coffin elaborate one of the most important religious text in the era of the Intermediate Kingdom. It also represents a link between the inscriptions on the Pyramid of the Old Kingdom and the famous “Book of the Dead” in the era of the new Kingdom. The excavations also revealed tools for the religious rites made from alabaster, copper and porcelain. Among which were alabaster jars, Offering Tables, headrests, a set of brass vases and dishes and a unique set of ritual tools that were only known through ancient inscriptions.