Ancient Egyptian Royal Tomb Discovered

This weekend, Egyptian authorities announced the new discovery of a royal tomb from the 18th dynasty of New Kingdom Egypt.

A joint Egyptian-British archaeological mission from the Supreme Council of Antiquities and the New Kingdom Research Foundation made the discovery whilst working on the west bank of the Nile River, in the same region where we find the Valley of the Queens.

The tomb is located in Valley C, one of the western valleys, just behind the so-called Neferure’s cliff-tomb.

Regarding the discovery, Mostafa Waziri, Head of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities said: “Current examination on the ceramics and fragmentary inscriptional evidence recovered so far indicates it is the tomb of several members of the royal family of the Thutmosid period of the 18th Dynasty.”

The tomb though is in poor condition and parts of it, including a lot of the inscriptions and paintings have been destroyed by ancient flood waters from the Nile, which filled the chambers with sand and limestone sediment. Learn more and see the pictures by watching this short news update.

All images are taken from Google Images and the below sources for educational purposes only.

Matt Sibson
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