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Archaeologists have discovered a tomb in Luxor, Egypt, that may be around 3,500 years old. The interior is said to be in poor condition. Public advertising is not done without an account.
Archaeologists have discovered a tomb in Luxor, Egypt, where the wife of a pharaoh may have been buried nearly 3,500 years ago. The head of the Antiquities Authority, Mustafa Al-Wasiri, said the excavations are still underway.
According to Al-Wasiri, an Egyptian-British expedition found the tomb on the west bank of the Nile, about 400 miles south of the capital, Cairo.
Tomb of a queen or a princess?
There is already an assumption about who exactly was buried in the burial chamber: according to Wasiri, initial finds from the burial chamber indicate that it is a tomb from the 18th dynasty with legendary pharaohs such as Akhenaten and Tutankhamun. It existed from 1550 to 1292 BC.
According to Piers Litherland of the University of Cambridge, who is leading the team of British researchers in the excavation, it could be the tomb of a queen or princess from the ruling family of Thutmoseid, and only a few have been discovered.
The tomb is in poor condition
Unfortunately, the inside of the tomb is in poor condition, said Egyptian archaeologist Mohsen Kamel. Many of the components and inscriptions had already been destroyed in ancient times when deposits of sand and limestone entered the burial chamber during floods.
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