This image released by the Supreme Council of Antiquities shows colored inscriptions on a newly discovered tomb in Luxor, Egypt, Friday, Jan. 3, 2014. Egypt’s minister of antiquities said Japanese archeologists have unearthed the tomb of an ancient beer brewer in the city of Luxor that is more than 3,000 years old. (AP Photo/Supreme Council of Antiquities)
Egypt’s minister of antiquities says Japanese archeologists have unearthed the tomb of an ancient beer brewer in the city of Luxor that is more than 3,000 years old.
The tomb dates back to the Ramesside period and belongs to the chief “maker of beer for gods of the dead” who was also the head of a warehouse. He added that the walls of the tomb’s chambers contain “fabulous designs and colors, reflecting details of daily life … along with their religious rituals.”
The tomb of Khonso Em Heb, who lived 3,200 years ago, was “one of the most important discoveries made in the city of Luxor… at the Thebes necropolis,” said Mohamed Ibrahim, Egypt’s antiquities minister.
The tomb has on its walls and ceilings landscapes and diverse sculptures that “revealed many details of daily life during the ancient Egyptian times” including family relationships and religious rituals.
One piece of artwork shows Khonso Em Heb, who also headed the royal storehouses during the pharaonic Ramesside period, making offerings to the gods along with his wife and daughter.