Eleventh dynasty tomb discovered in Luxor

Eleventh dynasty tomb discovered in Luxor

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Mon, 09/06/2014 - 14:39

On Monday, Minister of Antiquities Mohamed Ibrahim said that the Spanish archaeological mission discovered a tomb of a senior statesman from ancient Egypt's eleventh dynasty in the Zeraa Abul Naga district of Luxor.

Ibrahim added that the tomb consists of a well-carved square burial chamber.

He said that the discovery was made while exploring one of three wells that date back to the seventeenth dynasty.
 
Ali al-Asfar, head of the Egyptian Antiquities Department, said the tomb could have been used as a cache as it contained a large number of human relics. 
 
Also, tools and pottery, dating back to the seventeenth dynasty, were found in it, which implies that the tomb was reused six dynasties later.
 
 
 
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm