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Four Egyptian tombs open to public for the first time

Four tombs of Royal Butlers of ancient Egypt’s New Kingdom (1,580 BC-1,080 BC) period Pharaohs were opened to public Friday after their renovation work have been completed, the Antiquities Minister Khaled Al Anany announced in a statement.

Four Egyptian tombs open to public for the first time
Four Egyptian tombs open to public for the first time
Four Egyptian tombs open to public for the first time
Burial Chambers belonging to the tombs of Royal Butlers in the west bank of Luxor [Credit: Antiquities Ministry]
Located in the west bank of Luxor, “one of the tombs belong to Djehuty; the Royal Butler under the reign of both ancient Egypt’s powerful female Pharaoh Queen Hatshepsut and Pharaoh Tuthmosis III,” said Anany.

Located at Sheikh Abdel Qurna area in the west bank of Luxor, the T-shaped tomb is typical of the 18th Dynasty and has a pillared hall and a burial shaft, he added.

“The restoration of Djehuty tomb, which began in 2012, was carried out in collaboration with the US Agency for International Development (USAID.) It required a lot of work because the tomb was found in poor condition,” according to Anany.

The other three tombs, located at Deir El-Medina, belong to Imn Nakht, Nebenmaat and Kha’Emteri who held the same title of ‘Servant in the Place of Truth’ during the reign of Pharaoh Ramses II (1,279 BC-1,213 BC) said Mahmoud Afifi, head of Ancient Egypt Antiquities Department at the Antiquities Ministry.

“The tombs share the same entrance, corridor and ante-chamber which are branched out into three burial chambers with a mud brick chapel in each,” said Afifi.

The restoration of Deir El-Medina three tombs was implemented in collaboration with the French Institute for Oriental Studies (IFAO,) he added.

Author: Rany Mostafa | Source: The Cairo Post [May 14, 2016]

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  1. Nice post dear, Egypt is famous all over the world due to these things. Egypt’s capital is well known for Cairo Museum that has huge collection of historical treasure, startling antiques and remnants of the Early Egyptian culture. Now many people are coming to Egypt to enjoy the beauties. I will go to Egypt after two months. I already booked ticket from for our travel.


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