‘Pharaonic’ tomb discoverd in Luxor

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An Egyptian archaeologist brushes a mummy laid inside a carved black wooden sarcophagus inlaid with gilded sheets, dating to Egypt’s Late period (7th-4th century BC), discovered by an Egyptian archaeological mission at Al-Assasif necropolis on the west bank of the Nile north of the southern Egyptian city of Luxor, on Nov 24. (AFP)

CAIRO, Nov 24, (AP): Egypt says archeologists have found a pharaonic tomb in Luxor housing the mummies of a priest and his wife from the 13th century B.C. Antiquities Minister Khaled el-Anani said Saturday the tomb contains decorative sarcophagi, a thousand statuettes, as well as other treasures. The tomb, which is on the West Bank of the Nile near the Valley of the Kings, also contains several colorful paintings of pharaonic royalty.

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