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Egypt Announces Discovery of 3500-Year-Old Tomb in Luxor

Egypt Announces Discovery of 3500-Year-Old Tomb in Luxor

Credit: Nariman El-Mofty- AP

Egypt’s minister of antiquities Khaled Al-Anany announced on Saturday the discovery of a 3500-year-old tomb that belongs to royal goldsmith Amenemhat, his wife Amenhotep, and his son, who lived during the 18th dynasty.

The tomb that is located on the west bank at the Draa Abul Nagaa necropolis includes mummies, pots, and various artifacts.

ِAl-Anany stated in a press conference that the mission will continue its efforts to discover other tombs in the area. He added that the tomb is not in a good condition but the mummies’ condition is fine.

The tomb was unearthed by an Egyptian archaeological mission led by Mostafa Al-Waziri.

Al-Anany explained during the press conference that the gate of the tomb was discovered earlier by a German mission. However, the Egyptian mission managed to unearth the tomb. He went on to say that the drawings on the walls of the tomb are still in a good condition.

While Amenhotep is a man’s name, Al-Waziri told CNN that they had found multiple references inside the tomb indicating she was the lady of the house.

In April, another major discovery took place on Luxor’s West Bank. The archaeological mission working in the area and was also led by Al-Waziri discovered a tomb containing tens of artifacts, six Pharaonic mummies, coffins, and statues.

 

 

 

 

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