Archaeologists found the cave with drawings, which is already 4400 years old
• Archaeologists found the cave with drawings, which
is already 4400 years old
It would seem that the ancient Egyptian civilization, historians already know quite a lot and new discoveries can not count. However, recently, archaeologists have denied this, telling about the next phenomenal discovery. During the excavation of the western necropolis at Giza, they found a cave in which a large number of preserved petroglyphs. The age of these drawings - 4400 years.
Figures have been put on the walls during the reign of Dynasty V (2465-2323 gg. BC. E.). Presumably, in the cave he lived priestess named Hetpet. Such information is voiced by representatives of the Ministry of Antiquities. To this day preserved drawings of priestesses in various poses: while hunting, fishing and sitting around a large table.
Presentation discovered cave.
On the other figures you can see musicians and dancers, and artisans - tanners and craftsmen working with metal. In addition, the two scenes are presented monkeys at the time these animals were tame. One monkey gathers fruit harvest, the second - dancing in front of the orchestra. Similar figures, archaeologists have found earlier in the caves of the time of the XII dynasty in the Sahara.
For the first time, archaeologists discovered a necropolis in 1842, now it's time to open the cave. Name Hetpet they read at the entrance to the cave. Earlier, a German expedition had already been confronted with the same name: in 1909 archeologists from Germany was discovered collection of antique items belonging to the same priestess (or another priestess of the same name). This collection is now in the Berlin Museum. Name Hetpet sounded a second time, a century later.
Archaeologists continue to dig in search of new treasures. In Egypt, assured that the news about the cave priestess attract tourists, whose interest in Giza began to gradually fade away.