Egypt uncovers ancient tombs at Luxor

  10 December 2017    Read: 1270
Egypt uncovers ancient tombs at Luxor
Archaeologists in Egypt have displayed items, including a mummy, from one of two previously unexplored tombs in the ancient Nile city of Luxor, BBC reports.
The mummy is believed to be that of a senior official from Egypt's "New Kingdom", about 3,500 years ago.

Other items included figurines, wooden masks and richly coloured wall paintings.

The tombs lie in the Draa Abul Naga necropolis, an area famed for its temples and burial grounds.

It is close to the Valley of the Kings where many of ancient Egypt's pharaohs were buried.

Egypt's antiquities ministry said that the tombs had been discovered by a German archaeologist in the 1990s, but were kept sealed until recently.

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