Egypt tomb open for visitors

This item appears on page 4 of the December 2018 issue.

The 4,000- year-old tomb of Mehu, located at the necropolis in Saqqara, south of Cairo, opened to the public on Sept. 17 after years of restoration work.

First discovered in 1940 and inaccessible to the public until now, the tomb has a colorful entryway that includes scenes of everyday life in ancient Egypt, depicting hunting, fishing, farming and dancing. Mehu was a high-ranking official under Pharaoh Pepi I. His son and grandson also were buried in the tomb.

The entry fee of EGP120 (near $6.70) allows access to the entire site, including the tomb of Mehu.