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Archaeologists unearth 3,000-year-old Egyptian tombs

Archaeologists unearth 3,000-year-old Egyptian tombs


A group of Italian archaeologists have made an extraordinary find in the Egyptian city of Luxor, unearthing several tombs that are thought to be over 3,000 years old.

Egypt’s Antiquities Minister says the discovery was made beneath the mortuary temple of Pharaoh Amenhotep II, seventh Pharaoh of the 18th dynasty who reigned from 1427 to 1401 B.C.  The remains of wooden sarcophaguses, burial jars and human bones were found inside the tombs. It appears that the temple was used for interring of wealthy subjects.

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