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Ancient Writer's Tomb, Artifacts Found In Egypt

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CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's minister of antiquities says a team of Spanish archaeologists has discovered two tombs in the southern part of the country, one of them belonging to a writer and containing a trove of artifacts including reed pens and a bronze inkwell.

Mohammed Ibrahim said that the writing utensils were found next to a mummy, which is well preserved, and that the discovery was made in collaboration Egyptian archeologists.

He said the writer belonged to the pharaohs' priest class, and would have had a "great impact on the intellectual and cultural life of the era." The tombs date to roughly 600BC, the last era of Egypt's pharaonic dynasties.

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