Tomb Discovered in Luxor, Egypt

Kamie Berry | September 11th, 2017

Egyptian archaeologists have recently discovered an ancient tomb, in which three mummies have been located so far.

The 3500-year-old tomb, which dates to Egypt’s New Kingdom period, was uncovered at the Draa Abul Nagaa necropolis, located in the city of Luxor in southern Egypt. According to inscriptions on some statues that were found inside it, the tomb belonged to a royal goldsmith named Amenemhat and his wife Amenhotep. The statue that was found depicts Amenemhat, Amenhotep and their son.

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It was not their mummies that were found, however. The three mummies belong to a woman and her two adult male children and were found in a separate burial chamber from that of the goldsmith and his family, but they could still be connected to Amenemhat’s family in some way. The woman likely died in her early 50s, possibly from a bacterial bone disease that was discovered when tests were performed on the remains. Her two sons appear to have died in their 20s and 30s, but their causes of death are currently unknown. The bodies are all in relatively good condition, considering their age.

Aside from the mummies, the tomb was also a rich find due to the number of other artifacts that were discovered within. Archaeologists found a trove of funerary objects, such as combs, jewelry, masks, and statuettes that were often buried with the deceased. There were also several other sarcophagi, some pottery, and several other statues in the various chambers of the tomb.

Though this particular tomb was not in very good condition, its contents may offer clues to other important tombs that could be located nearby. For example, 50 funerary cones were also found inside one of its chambers. These stamped pottery cones are evidence that other burials may be near this tomb in the necropolis. Among the possible additional burials are those belonging to several important officials from the Egypt’s 18th Dynasty.

This is not the first important discovery in this necropolis this year. In April, another tomb was discovered there that contained mummies, over a thousand funerary statues, and ten sarcophagi. It was a find in this tomb that led archaeologists to the location of Amenemhat in the first place.

Work is scheduled to continue in the area of necropolis for the foreseeable future. Archaeologists hope to continue excavating at least until the tombs of the royal officials are located.

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