In April 2019, the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities announced archaeologists discovered the mummy of a man called Khuwy, a high-ranking court official, next to the pyramid complex built for Pharaoh Djedkare Isesi, who reigned from 2381 to 2353 BC, in Saqqara, Egypt. His titles included "overseer of the khentiu-she of the Great House," "Great one of the ten of Upper Egypt" and "Sole friend" of the pharaoh.
Subjected to standard period mummification, the body was placed in a limestone sarcophagus.
Khuwy's tomb, part of a necropolis at Saqqara, is decorated beautifully, the murals are exceptional and unexpected in a tomb of a commoner. The detailed murals are "exceptionally well-preserved."
Khuwy's mummy was recovered as well as fragments of the nobleman's canopic jars.