Exploring an Egyptian Sage’s Tomb
On the Egyptian necropolis of Abusir, a group of archaeologists led by the Czech Institute of Egyptology’s Miroslav Bárta lately unearthed the tomb of a fifth Dynasty (ca. 2465-2323 B.C.) official named Kairsu. A robust scribe and the overseer of an establishment often known as the Home of Life, Kairsu wielded an excessive amount of authority and was revered as a sage lengthy after he died. All pictures of the tomb’s excavation within the slideshow are courtesy of the Czech Institute of Egyptology and had been taken by P. Košárek.