Ancient Egyptian tomb and treasures discovered

Mummies found in goldsmith's tomb near Luxor


Egyptian archaeologists have discovered a tomb of a prominent goldsmith who lived more than 3,000 years ago near the city of Luxor.

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On Saturday, Egypt's Minister of Antiquities Khaled Al-Anani said the tomb dated back to Egypt's 18th dynasty New Kingdom era - around 15th century B.C.

The BBC reports that he said: "We found many objects of the funerary equipment inside and outside the tomb. We found mummies, coffins, funerary combs, funerary masks, some jewellery, and statue.

"The work did not finish yet."

According to The Observer, the tomb is made up of a small room at ground floor level and a burial chamber eight metres below containing four mummies, with the main occupier identified as the goldsmith Amenemhat.

It is unclear whether the other three mummies are connected to the goldsmith.

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