In a major archaeological discovery that may involve the oldest and most complete mummy ever found in Egypt, it was also discovered a tomb for a priest that’s believed to have been named Messi.
Being one of the greatest players of all time and having recently won the World Cup with Argentina, it is no surprise that Lionel Messi has grabbed the headlines. However, no one assumed that it had a connection with the archaeological discovery.
Believe it or not, it’s happening. An expedition carried out by Egyptian archaeologists together with the Supreme Council of Antiquities at Gisr el-Mudir in Saqqara led to unprecedented discoveries dated to the 5th and 6th dynasties of the Old Kingdom.
While searching a group of tombs, including the oldest and most complete Egyptian mummy ever discovered – believed to have been placed there 4,300 years ago – the expedition found objects related to Messi.
Egyptian archaeologists find mummy believed to be called Messi
While the expedition found different objects and many tombs that included the oldest mummy ever found to date, the discovery related to the Argentine soccer star took much of the limelight.
How does Messi have anything to do with this? Well, his name appeared in the same area where the archaeologists found a tomb for a priest which contained nine statues.
“The owner of this tomb might be a name called Messi, based on a false door that was found near the statues,” wrote renowned Egyptologist Dr. Zahi Hawass on Instagram.