Ancient tomb discovered in Egypt

Published: Dec. 17, 2018 at 4:23 PM EST
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It's an ancient treasure chest spread out over two levels--a tomb so perfectly preserved it's been called the most "significant discovery in decades!"

More than two dozen statues guard the chamber, and drawings of a family are spread throughout like an Egyptian photo album.

The walls covered in carvings depicting some of their favorite activities: hunting, musical performances and even sailing!

They're modern-day outings set in stone and vibrantly painted more than 4,400 years ago.

"The discovery today is one of the most important ones for me. Number 1: it's the most intact tomb. Number two: it's Old Kingdom," said Supreme Council of Antiquities Secretary-General Mostafa Wazin.

Waziri's, team believe the tomb was the final resting place of a royal priest named Wahtye, who apparently really loved his mother.

"He mentioned the name of his mother almost everywhere here."

More than a dozen discoveries have been made in Egypt this year including a sarcophagus in Luxor, an ancient necropolis and the tomb of a high priestess.

These ancient secrets are good for both history and Egypt's struggling tourism industry. Archeologists are now hopeful they'll find Wahtye's sarcophagus, which is believed to be still hidden within the tomb.