A publication of the Archaeological Institute of America
Government Official’s Skeleton Found in Abusir
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
(The Supreme Council of Antiquities)CAIRO, EGYPT—Ahram Online reports that the skeleton of a government official named Nefer has been found in a limestone sarcophagus in his unfinished tomb in Abusir. The tomb was discovered last year by a team of Czech archaeologists led by Mirislav Barta of the Czech Institute of Egyptology. Nefer was priest of the funerary complex of the fifth-dynasty king Nefereer-Ka-Re, and supervisor of the royal document scribes. His head had been set upon a stone head rest.
Civil War booze, world’s oldest pretzels, Austria’s war camels, coral tombs of the Pacific, and a 2.8-million-year-old human
Styling hair in Bronze Age Wales