Offbeat Mummy discovered in unexplored Egyptian tomb

14:36  10 december  2017
14:36  10 december  2017 Source:   Sky News

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A picture taken on September 9, 2017 shows an Egyptian labourer unearthing mummies at a newly-uncovered ancient tomb for a goldsmith dedicated to the ancient Egyptian god Amun, in the Draa Abul Naga necropolis on the west bank of the ancient city of Luxor, which boasts ancient Egyptian temples and burial grounds. The finds at the tomb of 'Amun's Goldsmith, Amenemhat', which dates back to the New Kingdom (16th to 11th centuries BC), also contained a sculpture carved into a recess of him seated be© Getty A picture taken on September 9, 2017 shows an Egyptian labourer unearthing mummies at a newly-uncovered ancient tomb for a goldsmith dedicated to the ancient Egyptian god Amun, in the Draa Abul Naga necropolis on the west bank of the ancient city of Luxor, which boasts ancient Egyptian temples and burial grounds. The finds at the tomb of 'Amun's Goldsmith, Amenemhat', which dates back to the New Kingdom (16th to 11th centuries BC), also contained a sculpture carved into a recess of him seated be

Egyptian archaeologists have discovered a new mummy in a previously unexplored tomb near the city of Luxor.

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According to Egypt's antiquities ministry, the mummy was found in one of two tombs which are being explored for the first time since being found twenty years ago.

The tombs, which are located just across the Nile from Luxor, were found by German archaeologist Frederica Kampp in the 1990s.

They were found in an area known as the Dra Abu el Naga necropolis, near to the Temple of Hatshepsut and the Valley of the Kings, where the treasures of Tutankhamun were found.

They are believed to date back to the ancient Egyptian dynasties of the New Kingdom, which lasted from 1,550-1,070 BC.

An aerial picture taken from a hot air balloon on September 10, 2017 shows the Temple of Hatshepsut, also known as the Djeser-Djeseru ('Holy of Holies') in the southern Egyptian town of Luxor. / AFP PHOTO / KHALED DESOUKI (Photo credit should read KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images)© Getty An aerial picture taken from a hot air balloon on September 10, 2017 shows the Temple of Hatshepsut, also known as the Djeser-Djeseru ('Holy of Holies') in the southern Egyptian town of Luxor. / AFP PHOTO / KHALED DESOUKI (Photo credit should read KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images) Authorities are exploring the tombs as Egypt attempts to encourage tourists to visit its ancient sites.

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Egyptian archaeologists have discovered a new mummy in a previously unexplored tomb near the city of Luxor. According to Egypt 's antiquities ministry, the mummy was found in one of two tombs which are being explored for the first time since being found twenty years ago.

Antiquities Minister Khaled al Enany announced the discovery in Luxor, one of Egypt's tourist centres.

"It's truly an exceptional day," he said.

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Archaeologists in Egypt have announced the discovery of a mummy in a previously unexplored tomb in Luxor.

Patterned pots were also found in the tomb , which is believed to have been constructed for an ancient city judge named Userhat. "There is evidence and traces that new mummies could be discovered in the future," added antiquities spokeswoman Nevine el-Aref.

"The 18th dynasty private tombs were already known. But it's the first time to enter inside the two tombs."

The antiquities ministry said archaeologists found "a mummy wrapped in linen" which studies suggested "could be for a top official or a powerful person".

It added that it believed the mummy could be of "a person named Djehuty Mes whose name was engraved on one of the walls".

Alternately, it could belong to "the scribe Maati, as his name and the name of his wife Mehi were inscribed on 50 funerary cones found in the tomb's rectangular chamber".

Only one of the two tombs was excavated.

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

"Studies reveal that the tomb was reused in antiquity," the ministry added.

The explored tomb contained a depiction of "a person, probably the deceased's brother, presenting offerings and flowers to the deceased and his wife" according to the ministry.

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