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NEW TOMB UNEARTHED IN UPPER EGYPT

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Added On April 21, 2017

Egypt's antiquities ministry announced Tuesday the unearthing of a funerary collection from a New Kingdom tomb. The find, in upper Egypt's Luxor governorate, includes mummies and Ushabti figurines. 
 
The new tomb's opening coincides with celebrations for the annual World Heritage Day on April 18.
 
The archeological mission's leader said the tomb is a typical prototype of a nobleman's tomb. The expert explained the tomb's T-shape consists of an open court leading into a rectangular hall, a corridor and inner chamber.
 
After archeologists removed almost 450 meters of debris from the open court, the main entrance of Userhat's tomb and two other entrances, they discovered two further joint tombs.
 
Inside the rectangular hall, a well-preserved wooden coffin decorated with colored scenes was unearthed and a nine-meter-deep shaft was uncovered.
 
As heir to one of world's most ancient civilizations, Egypt has been striving to preserve its archaeological heritage. Its efforts are also part of its aim to revive the country's weakened tourism sector.