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Ancient tomb opens to public


An ancient Egyptian tomb hidden away from public eyes for more than 80 years has opened near Giza, the home of the ancient pyramids, according to CNN.

The 4,000-year-old Tomb of Mehu belonged to a high-ranking official. 

It was originally discovered back in 1940 by Egyptologist Zaki Saad but was closed to the public until the recent completion of restoration work.

The tomb is part of the Saqqara necropolis, an ancient burial ground south of Cairo.

It is the final resting place of Mehu, an offical who lived during the time of King Titi in the Sixth dynasty. The chambers also house Mery Re Ankh, Mehu's son, and his grandson Hetep Kha II.
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