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Monday, September 10, 2018

Conservation work carried out at Tie’s tomb at Saqqara - Ministry of Antiquities

Ministry of Antiquities وزارة الآثار

September 8 at 5:17 AM

Conservation work carried out at Tie's tomb at Saqqara Necropolis is scheduled to be open soon.
Tie was the supervisor of the 5th Dynasty royals' pyramids and although he was not a vizier but was
able to construct a large tomb in Saqqara Necropolis.
The tomb was discovered by French archaeologist August Mariette in 1865, and considered as the most
beautiful tomb in Saqqara. It is well-known with its coloured inscriptions and reliefs depicting
scenes of baking bread and brewing beer
Dr. Mostafa Waziri, Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities pointed out that since
its discovery the tomb, no restoration work has been ever carried out there until recently when an
Egyptian-Czech mission in collaboration with Saqqara conservators team started a cleaning and
conservation work for its walls to remove dust and strength the colours of its scenes.
A new lighting system is to be installed inside the tomb

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