21/May/2018
Monday, 21 May 2018

THE SITE HAS BEEN CLOSED OFF SINCE 1990

'Cursed tomb' of the workers who built the Pyramid of Giza opened to the public 30 years after it was discovered

'Cursed tomb' of the workers who built the Pyramid of Giza opened to the public 30 years after it was discovered

Archaeologists in Egypt have reopened a 'cursed tomb' containing the remains of the people who built the Great Pyramid of Giza to visitors. 

It is the first time it has been opened to the public since its discovery almost 30 years ago. The area dates back 4,500 years and is located in the 'tribal mountain' area, near the Pyramid of Giza. 

The Press Office of the Ministry of Antiquities shared the revelation on Instagram with a picture of the area, saying 'Opening the workers cemetery site at Giza Plateau to visit'.

Experts with the Ministry have been working to restore and develop the site as part of a plan to open more archaeological sites to the public to boost tourism.

The Giza Plateau Development Project includes the construction of a visitor's centre, administrative offices, and tourism and antiquities police centres.

Paving all the roads around the plateau and those connecting the entrance gate to the exit is also part of the first phase.

The newly opened area contains a cemetery of workers along with the graves of the supervisor of the royal palace, the supervisor of the construction workers and a man of significance who was buried with the workers, according to Newsweek.

The site has been closed off since 1990.

Source: Daily Mail.

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