Ancient Tomb Unearthed in Egypt

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Added On September 11, 2017

Egyptian archaeologists have discovered a tomb of a prominent goldsmith who lived more than 3,000 years ago.

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The tomb belonged to God Amun's Goldsmith.

It also includes a burial shaft which housed the mummy of a lady and her two children.

Archaeologists also unearthed statues and jewellery in the latest major find near the Nile city of Luxor.

Egypt's Minister of Antiquities on Saturday said the tomb dated back to Egypt's 18th dynasty New Kingdom era -- around 15th century B.C.

SOUNDBITE(ENGLISH): KHALED AL-ANANY, Egyptian Minister of Antiquities
"The works are not finished yet. We are expecting to find more objects inside the tomb very soon. And the discovery has its own value because we can know more about the historical eras and the history of the areas."

The mission also unearthed a collection of 50 funerary cones, 40 of which are evidence of the presence of other tombs belonging to four officials.

SOUNDBITE2 (English): Mostafa Waziri, archaeologist
"So we believe that if we can have the chance to keep digging and keep doing excavations in the area, we are going to fine more new tombs in the area. That's why we did ask the Minister of Antiquities 'can we keep digging?' 'Of course. Yes!' So I believe we are going to find more new tombs in this area. It's a promising area. That's what I would like to say."
As one of the most ancient civilizations, Egypt has been hard at work to preserve its archaeological heritage.