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50 mummies discovered in Kings Valley
Tuesday, 29 April 2014

An Egyptian-Swiss archeological team discovered a huge historical tomb in Valley of the Kings, Luxor, Antiquities Minister Mohamed Ibrahim said on Monday 28/4/2014.

The tomb contains some 50 mummies and wood coffins and cartonnage, a type of material composing Egyptian funerary masks made of layers of linen or papyrus covered with plaster dating back to the First Intermediate Period.

A mission from the University of Basel, Switzerland, in cooperation with the Antiquities Ministry uncovered the tomb, Ibrahim said in statements.