(CNN) – Archaeologists discovered in Egypt the tomb of Batah-M-Woya, who was the chief treasurer in the time of Pharaoh Ramses II.
The tomb is in Saqqara, a huge necropolis south of Cairo, according to a statement from Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities published on Saturday.
Saqqara has been the scene of a series of surprising finds in recent years. This latest discovery is the work of a team of archaeologists from the University of Cairo.
In addition to the treasurer’s tomb, the team also uncovered the graves of several dignitaries, including a military leader named Hor Mohib.
Ramses II, sometimes known as Ramses the Great, ruled Egypt from 1279 to 1213 BC His was the second longest reign in Egyptian history. In January, authorities announced the discovery of a cache of ancient burial pits containing hundreds of wooden coffins.