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Second pharaonic tomb unearthed in Egypt's Luxor

American archaeologists have unearthed a pharaonic tomb from the 18th dynasty in Egypt's famed temple city of Luxor, officials said on Tuesday.

Second pharaonic tomb unearthed in Egypt's Luxor
Second ancient Egyptian tomb discovered in Luxor in less than a week 
[Credit: Egyptian Antiquities Ministry]
The tomb, found at Al-Qurna archaeological site in Luxor, dates to the period of the New Kingdom (1550-1070 BC) and its walls show scenes of celebrations and daily life at that time, the antiquities ministry said.

Second pharaonic tomb unearthed in Egypt's Luxor
The tomb was found near the tomb of temple guard Amenhotep 
[Credit: Egyptian Antiquities Ministry]
The scenes "are records of daily life practices that prevailed in that era," Antiquities Minister Mamdouh al-Damaty said in a statement.

Second pharaonic tomb unearthed in Egypt's Luxor
Both tombs are in the al-Qurna archaeological site in Luxor 
[Credit: Egyptian Antiquities Ministry]
Damaty said there were signs that the tomb had been looted as some scenes and inscriptions on its walls were erased.

Second pharaonic tomb unearthed in Egypt's Luxor
The tomb's shaft is filled of debris [Credit: Egyptian Antiquities Ministry]
Last week a similar tomb was discovered at Al-Qurna.

Luxor, a city of some 500,000 people on the banks of the Nile in southern Egypt, is an open-air museum of intricate temples and pharaonic tombs.

Source: AFP [March 10, 2015]
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1 comment :

  1. A great news! Thanks to the excavating team for their wonderful discovery!

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