ArchaeologyMain Sliderrecommendations

Photos: Archaeologists uncover 5,000-year-old wine in Sohag

An Egyptian-German-Austrian archaeological mission working in Upper Egypt have uncovered 5,000-year-old wine from sealed vessels that had never been opened, inside the tomb of Queen Merneith in Abydos, Sohag.

The team also uncovered an array of funerary furniture.

Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, Mostafa Waziri on Sunday explained that these ancient jars are large in size and well-preserved.

The Director of the German Archaeological Institute, Dietrich Raue, explained that the team has also uncovered more details into the life of the ancient queen and her reign.

Studying the inscriptions from one of the tablets found inside the tomb indicated that Queen Merneith held an important position as she was responsible for central government offices, Raue said.

The team remains hard at work to uncover more information about the life of this mysterious queen, Raue added.

The head of the mission, Christiana Kohler, said that studies into the tomb have shown that it was built out of raw bricks, clay, and wood planks.

Kohler explained Queen Merneith may be the only woman from the First Dynasty whose royal tomb has been uncovered in Abydos so far.

Also buried near the queen are 41 tombs for her courtiers and servants, she added.

Related Articles

Back to top button