Egyptian Courtier Henu’s "Unusual" Tomb found by stumbling upon it

Any egyptologists out there? In case there are one or two of you, or in case archaeology is your thing, you’ll hopefully be excited to hear that,

“Archaeologists got a royal surprise last week when they stumbled upon the tomb of a powerful official of the Egyptian court from 4,000 years ago.

Scientists from Belgium’s Leuven Catholic University discovered the intact tomb in the Deir Al-Barsha necropolis in El Minya, about 150 miles (241 kilometers) south of Cairo, while excavating another burial site, Egypt’s culture ministry reported Sunday.

The tomb is of Henu, a courtier and real estate manager during the tumultuous First Intermediate period (2181 to 2050 B.C.) of Egyptian history.

A cache of intact, painted statuettes of people at work, such as women making beer and pounding cereal, were arranged in the tomb.

Other statuettes featured a man working clay with a hoe and two other men carrying a bag of clay suspended from a pole.”

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Artifacts from Henu’s Tomb

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