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Egypt unearths ancient tomb of treasurer of King Ramses II

Egypt's Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities Saturday announced the discovery of an archaeological tomb of the treasurer in the reign of King Ramses II.
This came during the excavation works carried out by Cairo University's Faculty of Archeology in Saqqara area, about 20 miles south of Cairo.

The site includes some tombs of senior state officials of the 19th and 18th Dynasties, the ministry quoted Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities Dr. Mostafa Waziri in a statement as saying.

Dr. Waziri stressed the importance of this discovery as it belongs to the treasurer who had several positions at that time like head of the treasury, chief supervisor of livestock and responsible for divine offerings at the Temple of Ramses II in Thebes.

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