Belgians discover grave of ancient Egyptian Minister

Belgian archaeologists working in Egypt have discovered the grave of Minister Khay. Khay served for 15 years in the government of Pharaoh Ramesses II, also known as Ramesses the Great. Part of the 3,200 year-old grave is in a largely derelict pyramid built out of loam brick.

The pyramid was 15 metres wide and according to calculations made by the archaeologists was 15 metres high.

The discovery was made in Sheikh Abd el-Qurna, near Luxor. A relief carving was found featuring the Minister while he offers his praises to a god.

Egyptologists already knew quiet a lot about Minister Khay’s life and work. They had already dug up a statue of him. However, the location of his grave had remained a mystery.