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Minister: Tomb of Amun temple official unearthed in Luxor

Saturday، 24 November 2018 - 02:31 PM

Minister of Antiquities Khaled el Anani said on Saturday 24/11/2018 that the Egyptian archaeological mission working in Assasseef valley in the West Bank of Luxor has uncovered the original entrance to tomb TT28.

The tomb is the burial place of Hori, an ancient Egyptian official who worked as a deputy head of the Temple of Amun, the minister added in press statements.

The other tomb discovered earlier in the day belongs to a pharaoh called Thaw-Rakht-If, Anani said, noting that excavation works in the area started in March and stopped in May before being resumed in August.

Meanwhile, Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities Mostafa Waziri said the archaeological mission removed about 300 meters of debris before uncovering the two tombs.

The first tomb belonged to Thaw-Rakht-If, who assumed several posts, including the overseer of soldiers at the Precinct of Mut, he said.

Two wooden sarcophagi were also found inside the tomb, Waziri added.

The official revealed that the mission also unearthed two wooden statues that were discovered near the two tombs.

MENA

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