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Distinguished Physician's Tomb Found in Egypt

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Shepseskaf-Ankh tomb doorCAIRO, EGYPT—Czech archaeologists uncovered the tomb of a prominent physician of the fifth dynasty in the Abusir Necropolis near Cairo. The tomb of Shepseskaf-Ankh, once the head of physicians for Upper and Lower Egypt, contains a courtyard, eight burial chambers, and false door bearing several engravings of the doctor's various titles, including "The priest of god Khnum" and "The priest of Sun temples." The necropolis contains many high ranking officials who seved during the Kings of Abusir's reign.