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Egypts top archaeologist shows off new tomb
By Associated Press
Tuesday, October 19, 2010 - Added 2 hours ago

CAIRO Egypts top archaeologist showed off the newly discovered tomb of a pharaonic priest on Tuesday, a find he said could point the way to a new necropolis to be excavated near the famed Giza pyramids.

Standing inside the 4,300-year-old structure, Zahi Hawass said hieroglyphics on the tombs walls indicate it belonged to Rudj-ka, a priest inspector in the mortuary cult of the pharaoh Khafre, who built the second largest of Gizas pyramids.

The tomb about the size of a train car was adorned with paintings, some of them still vivid. Images on one wall depict a man standing on a boat, spearing fish. Nearby are lotus flowers and different types of birds standing or in flight.

A series of false doors line the opposite wall. A painting above one shows two figures seated opposite each other at an offering table.

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