LONDON — The 3,000-year-old tomb of one of King Tutankhamun's key officials has been found at Saqqara, site of Egypt's ancient capital, a British archeologist said Monday.
The discovery may be the most important archeological success since King Tut's own tomb was opened in 1922, British experts said.
"It's a miracle," one of the specialists, Geoffrey Martin, told the British Broadcasting Corp. by phone from Cairo. "The most wonderful reliefs and inscriptions are in pristine condition."
Martin said he and Jacobus van Djik of the Netherlands stumbled into the tomb of Maya, treasurer to the boy king Tutankhamun, on Saturday while investigating a burial chamber.