Archaeologists in Egypt have found the symbolic tomb of the
Ancient Egyptian god Osiris buried deep underneath one of the Giza
According to Egyptian archaeologist Zahi Hawass, the discovery
of the granite sarcophagus became possible after water levels inside
the pyramids sank.
Mr Hawass said the sarcophagus, which is estimated to date from
500 BC, during the Late Period's 27th Persian Dynasty, was
surrounded by the remains of four pillars built in the shape of a
hieroglyphic House of Osiris.
Ruler of the underworld
Osiris was one of the most important gods of Ancient Egypt who
according to mythology was murdered by his wicked brother Seth (or
Seti, or Sutekh).
He was buried by Isis, his sister-wife, and brought back to life
as judge of the dead and ruler of the underworld.
According to Mr Hawass, Herodotus, the famous ancient historian,
mentioned that this tomb existed in the middle of the fifth century
BC, but it has never been possible to access it because of high