Stunning 18th dynasty Amun-Re tomb unearthed in the Dra Abu el-Naga necropolis

The discovery of an 18th dynasty tomb of the Amun-Re goldsmith was announced in an official gala ceremony, in the Dra Abu el-Naga necropolis, Saturday. The announcement was made by Egyptian Minister of Antiquities Khaled el-Enany. The ceremony was attended by diplomats from Greece, Cyprus, Switzerland and China. The tomb was discovered by an Egyptian archaeological mission led by Mostafa... Еще Waziri. Along with the tomb of the Amun-Re's goldsmith, Amenemhat (Kampp 390), an entrance to a Middle Kingdom tomb, Kampp 150, was discovered. According to Waziri, the tomb has two burial shafts, one of which is said to belong to the tomb's owner and his wife. The burial shaft, which is some seven metres (22,96 feet) deep, bears a collection of mummies, sarcophagi, ushabti figurines and funerary objects. The second burial shaft, which was found on the left of the tomb's main chamber, has a collection of sarcophagi allegedly belonging to the 21st and 22nd dynasty. El-Enany noted that «there are burial shafts outside [the tomb] and a burial chamber inside [the tomb] for the tomb owner and his wife. This tomb most probably belongs to the 18th dynasty, to a person who worked as a jeweler.» He went on to add that there is also an entrance which «leads to another burial chamber of another age, the 21st and the 22nd dynasty. It includes a collection of mummies and coffins.» A collection of Middle Kingdom burial shafts, comprising of two wooden coffins with mummies and head-rests, was also discovered in the open courtyard.

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