Archaeologists discover 3,000-year-old tomb of brewer to the gods in Egypt

Egypt’s minister of antiquities says murals on tomb walls show ‘fabulous designs and colours, reflecting details of daily life’

Japanese archaeologists have unearthed the tomb of an ancient beer brewer in the city of Luxor that is more than 3,000 years old, Egypt’s minister of antiquities said.

Mohammed Ibrahim said on Friday that the tomb dated back to the Ramesside period and belonged to the chief “maker of beer for gods of the dead”, who was also the head of a warehouse.

He added that the walls of the tomb’s chambers contain “fabulous designs and colours, reflecting details of daily life … along with their religious rituals”.

The head of the Japanese team, Jiro Kondo, says the tomb was discovered during work near another tomb belonging to a statesman under Amenhotep III, grandfather of the famed boy-pharaoh Tutankhamun. © 2014 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved. | Use of this content is subject to our Terms & Conditions | More Feeds