3000-year-old tombs unearthed in Egypt
|A worker studies one of the funerary jars found inside a recently discovered burial chamber in Luxor [Credit: Egypt Ministry of Antiquities]|
Ibrahim says remains of wooden sarcophaguses and human bones were found inside the tombs.
Mansour Barek, head of Luxor antiquities, says jars used to preserve the liver, lungs, stomach and intestines of the deceased were found. They were decorated with images of the four sons of the god Horus - figures seen as essential by ancient Egyptians to help the soul of the deceased find its way to heaven.
Source: Associated Press [January 10, 2013]