Archaeologists found two ancient tombs in Egypt, dating back approximately 3,500 years ago, announced Egyptian officials Saturday.
Archaeologists discovered two ancient tombs in the city of Luxor, on the west bank of the Nile river in a cemetery for nobility, according to Egypt’s Antiquities Ministries. The tombs had inscriptions on the walls dating back to the 18th dynasty, which was approximately 3,500 years ago.
“Egypt will witness more archaeological discoveries in the period ahead,” said Khaled al-Enany, the minister of antiquities told reporters, reported Deutsch Welle.
Archaeologists found one tomb that contained many artifacts, including, six painted wooden funerary masks, a collection of 450 statues, clay vessels and a mummy wrapped in linen, according to the ministry. The tomb also held five entrances leading to a rectangular hall. The name of King Thutmose I was carved into the ceiling of the tomb. The second tomb had a six-yard burial shaft leading to four side chambers, with fragments of wooden coffins.
Luxor is famous for its ancient temples and tombs from different dynasties in Egypt.
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