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Mummy discovered in unexplored Luxor tomb

December 10, 2017 | Comment icon 21 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 (21)


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #12 Posted by _KB_ 5 years ago
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 #13 Posted by Piney 5 years ago
You forgot Camden, New Jersey. Where my childhood education took place. We beat Chicago and Detroit hands down. 
Comment icon #14 Posted by paperdyer 5 years ago
Let's see.  The PC left, all the news outlets, all the terrorists groups, schools; need I go on?
Comment icon #15 Posted by UFOwatcher 5 years ago
Is that my Mummy??
Comment icon #16 Posted by kmt_sesh 5 years ago
I always remind kids at the museum to give their mummies a hug.
Comment icon #17 Posted by Jarocal 5 years ago
Figuratively, statistically, or physically? And if physically did you use a "Thames beater"?  
Comment icon #18 Posted by Jarocal 5 years ago
I would still rather take my chances on a trip to Chicago (to visit the Oriental Institute).
Comment icon #19 Posted by Almighty Evan 5 years ago
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 #20 Posted by Jon the frog 5 years ago
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 #21 Posted by _KB_ 5 years ago
True that


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