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3500-Year Old Tomb Discovered in Egypt's Luxor

3500-Year Old Tomb Discovered in Egypt's Luxor

An entrance, uncovered in the courtyard of another tomb, leads to a squared chamber where, in a niche, Amenemhat is pictured with his wife in a partly damaged duo sandstone statue, Waziri said.

"The work did not finish yet and we're continuing and working to find more objects and more tombs", he told Reuters at the site.

Between their legs is seen a little figure of their son.

The tomb also holds clues to new tombs, in the form of funerary cones belonging to four officials whose burial spots have not yet been found.

Earlier this year, authorities announced they had discovered another New Kingdom tomb in Luxor belonging to a judge, and Swedish archaeologists discovered 12 ancient cemeteries near the southern city of Aswan that date back nearly 3,500 years.

Egyptian archaeologists work on mummies at a recently discovered tomb in the Draa Abul Nagaa necropolis Luxor's West Bank 700km south of Cairo Egypt 9 September 2017
Egyptian archaeologists unearth 3500yo mummy-filled tomb in Luxor (PHOTOS)

Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities announced on Saturday the discovery of a New Kingdom tomb that belongs to God Amun's Goldsmith and a burial shaft housing the mummy of a lady and her two children. Additionally, the researchers found more than 1,000 wooden funerary statues that were found in a 3,500-year-old tomb near Luxor.

According to Egypt's Ministry of Antiquities, the tomb found in southern Egypt belongs to a goldsmith and his wife near Luxor.

It is misty whether the three mummies found are associated with Amenemhat. Reportedly, the tomb has two burial shafts, of which one was likely dug to bury the mummies of the goldsmith and his wife.

As per the archeologists, the mother kicked the bucket matured around 50, with tests uncovering she had a bacterial bone infection. "This will lead to more discoveries in the future", Waziri said.

The grave of the Ancient Egyptian goldsmith and his wife were found in Luxor's Draa Abul Nagaa necropolis and is believed to be one of the most important finds in recent years.

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