The first tomb of King Kha-Ba discovered in the Nile Delta

Nevine El-Aref , Monday 20 Apr 2015

A mud brick tomb of the third dynasty king Kha-Ba has been discovered in the Delta

Mamdouh Eldamaty
Minister of Antiquities, Mamdouh Eldamaty (Photo: Al-Ahram)

In collaboration with the ministry of antiquities, the National Geographic Society in Egypt discovered a royal tomb from the Old Kingdom, third dynasty period of king Kha-Ba in a Quwesna archaeological site in the Delta.

The tomb is made of mud brick and consists of a courtyard and a burial shaft.

The Minister of Antiquities, Mamdouh Eldamaty, described the discovery as very important because it is the first time that an Old Kingdom tomb has been found in a Quwesna site which is well known for its Graeco-Roman tombs.

“It is also the first tomb to be found for the mysterious king Kha-Ba,” asserted Eldamaty, adding that no previous tomb has been discovered dedicated to such a king whom we do not know much about.

“Studies on such a tomb are a very good opportunity to understand the system of regional administration in Egypt during the Old Kingdom,” Eldamaty told Ahram Online.

Studies on the tomb are now taking place in order to reveal more information and details about Kha-ba.


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