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Egypt’s archaeologists Discover a 4,300-Year-Old Tomb of a Man Who Handled Pharaoh’s “Secret Documents” 

Researchers believe that artisans did not have enough time to complete adorning Mehtjetju’s last burial site. 

An ancient Egyptian dignitary who handled confidential papers for the king died abruptly about 4,300 years ago. Crews rushed to adorn his burial location, but they were unable to carve the ornate reliefs of sacrifice animals on the façade because they just ran out of time. 

Archaeologists think this occurred at a tomb recently found in the ancient Egyptian necropolis of Saqqara. 

Researchers believe that artisans did not have enough time to complete adorning Mehtjetju’s last burial site. 

An ancient Egyptian dignitary who handled confidential papers for the king died abruptly about 4,300 years ago. Crews rushed to adorn his burial location, but they were unable to carve the ornate reliefs of sacrifice animals on the façade because they just ran out of time. 

Archaeologists think this occurred at a tomb recently found in the ancient Egyptian necropolis of Saqqara. 

It belonged to a guy called Mehtjetju, according to researchers at the University of Warsaw’s Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology. According to the expedition team, heiroglyphics on the tomb show that he handled royal, sealed papers and also worked as a priest and an inspector of the royal estate. 

They attribute the discovery of King Djoser’s Step Pyramid to the period of the earliest pharaohs of the Sixth Dynasty, approximately 2300 B.C.E. 

The tomb was discovered by the researchers while excavating the dry moat that surrounds the pyramid complex, not far from another burial site uncovered by the team—that of vizier, or senior official, Merefnebef. Mehtjetju most likely lived during the reigns of the Sixth Dynasty’s first three monarchs, Teti, Userkare, and Pepy I, according to archaeologist and expedition director Kamil O. Kuraszkiewicz. 

Saqqara archaeologists at work 

The tomb was discovered by archaeologists from the University of Warsaw’s Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology. Courtesy of A. Kowalska / University of Warsaw Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology According to the statement, Mehtjetju’s royal position would have given him the social standing to pay “an extremely competent hand” to design and adorn his burial place. The tomb’s granite was very fragile, necessitating prompt intervention and conservation by specialists from Warsaw’s National Museum. 

Egypt'sAccording to the researchers, “the delicacy of the lines and complexity of the modeling surpass the finest reliefs in the vizier’s tomb.” 

Nonetheless, Mehtjetju’s brilliant artists did not have enough time to finish the sculptures on the façade. They merely drew rudimentary drafts of reliefs portraying cows, oryxes, and ibexes in black ink on lime plaster. 

Despite the incomplete construction, experts think Mehtjetju was buried in his tomb. They can’t see for themselves since they’ve just discovered the facade. However, they want to examine the tomb’s inside this autumn, which will most certainly contain the burial chamber and, maybe, Mehtjetju’s mummy. 

“If he hadn’t been buried there, the tomb would have been taken over by someone else,” Kuraszkiewicz said in a statement. “The ornamentation is possibly incomplete since the investor died before the work was done and was buried in the hurriedly created tomb.” 

Mehtjetju was buried beside King Djoser, whose Step Pyramid at Saqqara was the first of its sort. Years after Djoser died in 2575 BCE, Egyptian rulers wanted their ultimate burial place to be near the “important and beloved pharaoh from the glorious past,” Kuraszkiewicz tells Live Science’s Owen Jarus. 

The gateway to Mehtjetju’s tomb 

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The entrance to Mehtjetju’s tomb. J. Dabrowski / Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology, University of Warsaw Egypt's

For about 3,000 years, Saqqara was an important ancient Egyptian burial cemetery. Today, the five-mile area, some 20 miles south of Cairo on the west bank of the Nile River, is “dotted with the remnants of temples, tombs, and pathways that, together, cover the whole history of ancient Egypt,” according to Smithsonian’s Jo Marchant. 

Researchers have been investigating Saqqara since 1850 and continue to make important discoveries there. Archaeologists uncovered multiple “megatombs”—large rooms filled with coffins, mummies, and other goods—in 2020. According to Smithsonian’s Livia Gershon, archaeologists uncovered the tomb of Egyptian pharaoh Ramses II’s treasury director last year. 

Though Saqqara has historically been overshadowed by discoveries at Luxor and the Great Pyramids, these and other recent discoveries there are sure to pique the interest of archaeologists like Mostafa Waziri, who told Smithsonian in 2021, “What we found in the last three years is not even 10% of what we will find.”

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Most attractive ladies of the twentieth century

These ladies are so beautiful that it’s difficult to take your gaze away from them.

The “Bright Side” portal has chosen the world’s twenty most beautiful ladies. Do you think they’re the most appealing?

Most attractive ladies of the twentieth century:

Monica Bellucci

Mila Kunis 

Angelina Jolie

Penelope Cruz

Scarlett Johansson

Jennifer Aniston

Megan Fox

Salma Hayek

Christina Hendricks

Jennifer Lopez

Christina Aguilera

Gisele Bundchen

Shakira Shakira

Kate Moss 

Katherine Heigl 

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Monica Bellucci is pleased with her new relationship after a difficult split

Monica Bellucci, one of the world’s prettiest actresses, is in love and a new relationship. True, the woman acknowledges that the split with Vincent Cassel was really tough for her.

But the famous movie actress is now happy and free of thoughts about her previous romance. True, fans of the duo continue to remind her of their relationship. According to starhit.ru, the representatives of the cinema themselves agreed to separate amicably and politely, retaining a wonderful connection and respect.

While Mr. Cassel enjoys his connection with his wife, Monica, who has just turned 20, is considerably more wary about her new romance. And, after initially refusing to comment on the novel, she has now confirmed that she is no longer single.

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The 54-year-old star is not only still working in the film industry, but he has also preserved the position of sex symbol. Her social media photographs are still being remarked on by adoring followers. True, the actress does not highlight this and has stated repeatedly that exterior beauty has never been her top priority.

Despite the very traumatic divorce, she keeps working, raising her two girls, and bringing up her new love on a regular basis. She mentioned it in the Instagram comments.

But for the time being, she merely claims she is able to believe in love and trust her spouse again. She previously stated that she felt disoriented and dissatisfied following a two-decade romance. In an interview with Paris Match, the actress stated that a completely new and fantastic time in her life has begun. And, while the magazine just hinted at the new relationship, it showed that happiness is also dependent on a new crush.

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Monica Bellucci ended her relationship with a much younger lover: “We will be friends until the end of our lives.”

The famous Italian actress Monica Bellucci’s romantic connection with the young artist Nicolas Lefebvre took an unexpected turn. The 54-year-old actor and the 36-year-old artist are no longer together. Ms. Bellucci revealed the split in an interview with a French newspaper.

According to galpost.com, the actress claimed that while the couple’s love connection has ended, they intend to remain friends. Ms. Bellucci did not give a reason for the breakup, according to galpost.com.

“Of course, Nicholas and I adore one other. He was a great teacher to me. He is a gifted individual with exceptional artistic ability. Unfortunately, our connection will alter from now on; we will stay friends until the end of our lives,” M. Bellucci said.

This is the Italian actress’s first meaningful relationship after her sad breakup with French actor Vincent Cassel. The young artist’s romantic relationship is thought to have begun in December, when the paparazzi managed to picture the two meeting surreptitiously. There was no mistake about it: the couple kissed on the street and exchanged pleasant feelings.

Bellucci and Lefebvre made their first public appearance together in March, at an event in Madrid. The performance of the duo has piqued the interest of the international media. According to M. Bellucci, the relationship’s secrecy drew her and N. Lefebvre very close. She and her ex-lover shared similar viewpoints and hobbies, including a love of travel.

“I’ve been dating the same person for a long time, and everything is OK.” His job requires him to travel extensively over the world. That’s why he completely understands me and approves of my lifestyle. “I am overjoyed,” M. Bellucci previously stated.

It is only fitting to recall that the actress, regarded as one of the most beautiful women in the world, was married twice. Claudio Carlos Basso, an Italian photographer, was Bellucci’s first husband. In the 1990s, the pair married and divorced in 1994. On the shooting of the film “L’appartement,” M. Bellucci met French actor V. Cassel. The actors’ wedding took place in 1999. The couple was the parents of two girls. Elder Deva is an exact replica of her famous mother. M. Bellucci and V. Cassel announced their divorce in August 2013.

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