40 country’s ambassadors visited noble Khoy’s cemetery who lived in King Jadakarie’s era South Saqqara. The cemetery was discovered by an Egyptian mission.
Khoy worked as a noble at the end of fifth family’s king era.
The supreme council of antiquities secretary general Mustafa Waziri said that the cemetery consisted of sacrifice booth with L shape. The mission found the remains of broken walls built from white limestone.
The mission believe that the rest of the white limestone were taken during ancient Egyptian ages and reused in other places.
According to Waziri, the mission also found northern wall of the cemetery at lower construction entrance of cemetery.
This part of cemetery starts with downhill corridor leading to a small hall then to front room painted by the owner of cemetery sitting in front of the sacrificial table.
The mission also discovered that there was another unpainted room; this room was used as a burial chamber. Inside the room there were the remains of crushed limestone.
Inside of these crushed limestone, there was remains of Khoy’s body and resin material used by ancient Egyptians for embalming.
This discovery show, in particular, the importance of King Jadakarie’s era and the end of the fifth family in general. The mission also discovered that the king’s wife name was St Ab Hur.
Her name was engraved on granite column beside her cemetery which was discovered in 50s, but the archaeologists didn’t know her name at that time.
The queen St Ab Hur’s hierarchical group is considered as one of the biggest hierarchical groups built in Ancient Egypt age.
The mission ended of restoration works of the king’s pyramid, and continued the archaeological recordings of the king and his wife’s hierarchical group, discovering more information about the ending of fifth family and starting of 6th family.
Contributed with: Menna Seliem