Saturday, 14 March 2015


American archaeologists have discovered  a Pharaonic tomb dating back over 3000 years  near the city of Luxor in Egypt.
The Department of Egyptian Antiquities revealed the update of two tombs in the space of a week in Qurna west of Luxor, reports Le Monde . These tombs date back more than 3000 years.
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It is the American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE), a US-based research center in Egypt, which has unearthed two burial vaults. The team of archaeologists discovered the second burial while they were trying to restore the first tomb. The second tomb contains the remains of a couple of Egyptian rich. The man would be called Sa-Mut and wife Ta-Qat.
Graves dating from the dynasty of Akhenaten and Tutankhamun
The walls of the tombs decorated with brightly colored paintings depicting scenes from everyday life, are in very good condition, as stated by the Department of Antiquities. "The tomb may have been vandalized, some scenes and wall inscriptions have been scratched," he said though. The analysis of the murals might reveal important information about ancient Egypt.
These tombs date from the eighteenth dynasty, at the time of the New Kingdom (1550-1070 BC). This period is considered by Egyptologists as the climax of the Egyptian civilization. The famous pharaohs Akhenaten and Tutankhamun were part of this dynasty.
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