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mural
壁画(後出 artwork もここでは同意)
unveil
公開する
tomb
墓(後出 burial site は埋葬地)
date back
さかのぼる
well-persevered
保存状態の良い
depict
描く
butcher
解体する
noble
貴族
pharaoh
古代エジプト王の称号
rule
統治する
vibrant
鮮やかな
Ministry of Antiquities
考古省(後出 minister は考古相のこと)
ancient
古代の
excavation
発掘
artifact
人工遺物
mummy
ミイラ
A mural in the newly discovered tomb in Saqqara, in northern Egypt, shows a cow being butchered. (Mainichi)

4,400-yr-old murals unveiled in newly discovered Egyptian tomb   

SAQQARA, Egypt -- A tomb dating back some 4,400 years has been found here in Egypt, along with colorful, well-persevered murals depicting scenes including a cow being butchered.

The tomb, said to be that of a noble named Khuwy, was discovered in March near the Pyramid of Djedkare Isesi, a pharaoh who ruled Egypt around the 25th to 24th century B.C. Going down a narrow passage in the underground tomb, murals in red, white, yellow and other vibrant colors can be seen covering the stone walls.

According to Egypt's Ministry of Antiquities, it is rare to find ancient artwork in such good condition. In a news conference at the site, Minister Khaled el-Enany said that new discoveries are continuing in Saqqara, and that he hoped to see more excavation.

Saqqara, located south of the capital Cairo, is known as an ancient burial site, and many artifacts including mummies have been found there.

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