The tomb of the Egyptian mercenary commander has been found: it is the largest hiding place in the country

The tomb of the Egyptian mercenary commander has been found: it is the largest hiding place in the c

Archaeologists found a 2,600-year-old tomb in Egypt belonging to a high-ranking man, a foreign mercenary commander named Wahibre Merri-Nate.

In a stash that was discovered back in 2021, archaeologists already found more than 370 clay vessels to store materials used in the commander ' s mummification. To date, this is the largest embalming stash that has ever been found in Egypt, as described in a statement by a group of Egyptian and Czech researchers, and scientists have now found out who it belonged to.

The tomb itself is located in Abusir, a few kilometres south of the giant necropole in Sakkar.

The tomb snatchers stole Wahibre-Merry-Nate's mummy from ancient times, but archaeologists discovered the remains of his sarcophagus, on which the hieroglyphs had been inscribed.

In his role as commander of ancient Egyptian mercenary troops, Wahibre-Merry-Nate led and commanded mercenaries coming from the islands of the Aegean Sea and Asia Minor.