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Key Ancient Egyptian Tomb Found

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Egyptologists may have identified the oldest tomb in the Valley of the Kings, solving the long-standing mystery over the burial place of pharaoh Amenhotep I.

A strong contender as founder of ancient Egypt's most famous necropolis, Amenhotep I (1525-1504 B.C.) is known as the warrior pharaoh for his military exploits. Recovered in 1881 in a mass grave of royal bodies at Deir el-Bahari, his mummy is now kept at Cairo's Egyptian Museum.

According to Ian Buckley, field director of the excavations supported by the University of Liverpool, Amenhotep I may well have had his final resting place in an undecorated and uninscribed tomb called KV.39 on the west bank at Luxor.

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SpaceyKC

That's fantastic news!

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Althalus

Yay, a new important find in KV. biggrin.gif

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