Egyptian mummy and ancient treasures ‘in near perfect condition’ discovered in 3,500-year-old tomb; Edmund Bower; Independent

Egypt – Ancient Thebes with its Necropolis

Findings believed to date back to 18th dynasty, in what experts are calling ‘the discovery of the year’

The Egyptian Ministry of State for Antiquities announced on Saturday the discovery of two ancient tombs at the necropolis of Draa Abou Naga, part of the Unesco World Heritage site of Thebes, near the Nile city of Luxor.

The occupants of the private tombs are as of yet unknown but believed by the ministry to date back to the 18th dynasty (1550BC to 1292BC). It’s the latest find of a series of discoveries in Draa Abou Naga, and Egypt in general, after the minister Khaled Alnani announced at the beginning of 2017 that it would be “a year of discoveries”.

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