An ancient Egyptian nobleman who lived 4,300 years ago has been discovered buried in an L-shaped limestone tomb decorated with brutal murals.

It had previously been raided by tomb robbers but remains of the nobleman, believed to be called Khuwy, were found scattered among the blocks.

Many of the paintings inside the tomb include original pigments and hieroglyphs which depict scenes of men carrying cuts of meat as well as slaughtering cows.

The unusual site dates back to the 5th Dynasty, which ruled the Nile Valley from 2388-2356 BC.

It was found in the Saqqara pyramids complex outside Cairo.

Dr Mohamed Megahed of the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities told Ahram Online that the mission found the chamber via two entrances in the west wall of its antechamber.

He added: ‘It seems that the space of the burial chamber was almost completely filled with a limestone sarcophagus, which was found entirely destroyed by ancient tomb robbers.’

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