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Ancient and Medieval History Iufaa Iufaa was an Egyptian whose tomb was recently discovered at Abusir Through the excavation of his tomb archeologists have found much information about the Egyptians and about the Persians when they occupied Egypt Czech archeologists opened his tomb February28 1998 Through gathering information about his tomb they found that he was about thirty years old when he died Iufaa was lector priest and controller of the palace of Pharaoh Ankhkaenre Psamtik during the twenty-sixth dynasty The Persian ruler Cambyses dethroned the pharaoh Czech archeologists from the Institute of Egyptology found his tomb Miroslav Verner headed their team He said that the mummy was the most intact mummy that he had ever seen Miroslav Verner and his team started the excavation process in 1995 Verner said the tomb had remained undisturbed for twenty- five hundred years Verner also said he expects to find more rooms The mummy had disintegrated badly and it was dried out The mummy that was two thousand five hundred years old from 525 BCE had fungus spreading all over it When Verner and his team opened the tomb they found that there were neither jewels nor gold in the tomb The walls of the tomb were covered with hieroglyphics spells and invocation prayers of the ancient text There was also prayers from the Book of the Dead on the walls After Verner and his team lifted the two-ton lid of the outer sarcophagus they found an inner sarcophagus of black-green rock whose lid was decorated with someones face Inside was a coffin covered with blue beaded cloth The mummy inside was Iufaa Iufaas tomb was 92 feet below the desert floor When Verners team got to the tomb it was still intact and it was undisturbed by robbers for thousands of years Iufaas tomb had been left unopened for many years Iufaa was the lector priest and controller of the palace at Abusir
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