Antiquities Minister Mamdouh el-Damati will open the tomb of Maya, King Tutankhamun's wet nurse, to the public for the first time on Sunday since it was discovered in 1996 at Saqqara.
“This comes in conjunction with the examination of Tutankhamun’s tomb in Luxor, which may shed more light on the king’s secrets,” the minister said, adding that more archaeological sites will be open to the public in order to encourage tourism.
Mahmoud Afifi, head of the Ministry’s Egyptian Antiquities Department, said Maya’s tomb, which is carved into the rocks, is one of the most beautiful tombs of the late dynasty. “Its entrance leads to a main chamber with four pillars and an inscription with her name underneath,” he said. “To the left, there is a corridor that leads to her burial chamber. It was used as a cemetery for cats in the Greco-Roman era.”
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm