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Eleventh dynasty tomb discovered in Luxor

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Tuesday ,10 June 2014

Eleventh dynasty tomb discovered in Luxor

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.