In this undated photo released by the Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2010, newly-discovered tombs of workers are seen, with the Great Pyramid in background, in Giza, Egypt. Egyptian archaeologists have discovered a new set of tombs of the workers who built the great pyramids, shedding new light on how the laborers lived and ate more than 4,000 years ago, the antiquities department said Sunday. Zahi Hawass, the director of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities, says the tombs are significant because they show that the pyramids were not built by slaves, but rather free workers.
Photo: Supreme Council of Antiquities/AP.
|CAIRO (AP).- Egypt displayed on Monday newly discovered tombs more than 4,000 years old and said they belonged to people who worked on the Great Pyramids of Giza, presenting the discovery as more evidence that slaves did not build the ancient monuments.