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Mummy discovered in unexplored Luxor tomb


Posted on Sunday, 10 December, 2017 | Comment icon 22 comments

The ancient Egyptian city of Luxor. Image Credit: CC BY 3.0 Marc Ryckaert
Archaeologists have uncovered an unidentified mummy within a previously unexplored tomb near Luxor, Egypt.
The tomb, which was one of two discovered back in the 1990s by German archaeologist Frederica Kampp, is being investigated by Egypt's antiquities ministry in a bid to boost local tourism.

It is situated in the Dra Abu el Naga necropolis near to the Temple of Hatshepsut and Valley of Kings.

"It's truly an exceptional day," said Antiquities Minister Khaled al Enany. "The 18th dynasty private tombs were already known. But it's the first time to enter inside the two tombs."

The linen-wrapped mummy is currently unidentified however archaeologists believe that it could be the scribe Maati whose name can be found on funerary cones within the tomb's rectangular chamber.

"The tomb has a court lined with stone and mud-brick walls," the ministry said. "It has a six-meter deep burial shaft at its southern side that lead to four side chambers."

"Studies reveal that the tomb was reused in antiquity."

Source: Sky News | Comments (22)

Tags: Egypt, Luxor, Mummy

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #13 Posted by _KB_ on 11 December, 2017, 11:22
So... how long till tomb robing becomes archeology... because i think i should explore some rich peoples tombs... you know in the name of... science?
Comment icon #14 Posted by Piney on 11 December, 2017, 11:39
You forgot Camden, New Jersey. Where my childhood education took place. We beat Chicago and Detroit hands down.
Comment icon #15 Posted by paperdyer on 11 December, 2017, 17:02
Let's see. The PC left, all the news outlets, all the terrorists groups, schools; need I go on?
Comment icon #16 Posted by UFOwatcher on 12 December, 2017, 19:01
Is that my Mummy??
Comment icon #17 Posted by kmt_sesh on 14 December, 2017, 4:26
I always remind kids at the museum to give their mummies a hug.
Comment icon #18 Posted by Jarocal on 14 December, 2017, 10:43
Figuratively, statistically, or physically? And if physically did you use a "Thames beater"?
Comment icon #19 Posted by Jarocal on 14 December, 2017, 10:48
I would still rather take my chances on a trip to Chicago (to visit the Oriental Institute).
Comment icon #20 Posted by Almighty Evan on 2 January, 2018, 20:13
Public schools and Big Media. If you're in America, that was the Number One defense of our president from 2009 - 2016, against anyone who disagreed with his policies. Now, if you agree with the current president on anything, you're accused of being a racist.
Comment icon #21 Posted by Jon the frog on 4 January, 2018, 0:13
You no it's robing only if you are poor, if you are rich you can do as you like and call it archaeology !
Comment icon #22 Posted by _KB_ on 5 January, 2018, 15:43
True that


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