Egypt says 4,400-year-old tomb discovered outside Cairo
Egypt's Antiquities Ministry announced the discovery on Saturday and said the tomb likely belonged to a high-ranking official known as Hetpet during the 5th Dynasty of ancient Egypt.
The tomb includes wall paintings depicting Hetpet observing different hunting and fishing scenes.
Mostafa Al-Waziri, leader of the archaeological mission, says the scenes depict a monkey - at the time commonly kept as domestic animals - reaping fruit and another dancing before an orchestra.
He believes Hetpet, a woman thought to be close to ancient Egyptian royals, had another tomb in Giza's western necropolis, which is home to the tombs of top officials of Egypt's Old Kingdom.
Al-Waziri says excavation work is underway for the other tomb.
The Egyptian antiquities ministry will carry out the scans over the course of a week, reported AP.
In March 2016, preliminary scans of Tutankhamun's tomb first revealed the possibility of secret rooms behind the pharaoh's burial chamber.