4,000-year-old priest's tomb unearthed in Egypt

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Egyptian archaeologists have discovered the tomb of a priest who conducted prayer rituals before statues of a dead pharaoh more than 4,000 years ago, the antiquities council said on Monday.

The tomb, which belonged to the priest Rwd-ka and dated back to the Fifth Dynasty of 2,514 to 2,374 BC, was found near the pyramids of Giza, antiquities chief Zahi Hawass told AFP.

One of the priest's roles was to lead a series or rituals and prayers before statues of a departed pharaoh who was venerated as a God....

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