Egyptian archaeologists have unearthed the 3,000-year-old tomb of a nobleman – the latest in a series of major discoveries of ancient relics.
Discovered near the Nile city of Luxor, it contains the remains of Userhat, who worked as a judge in the New Kingdom from roughly 1,500 to 1,000 B.C.
The vault consists of an open court leading into a rectangular hall, a corridor and inner chamber, according to the country’s Ministry of Antiquities.
In one of the rooms in the tomb, archaeologists found a collection of figurines, wooden masks and a handle of a sarcophagus lid. Excavation is continuing in a second chamber.
Earlier this year, Swedish archaeologists discovered 12 ancient Egyptian cemeteries near the southern city of Aswan that date back almost 3,500 years.
In March, an eight-metre statue that is believed to be King Psammetich 1, who ruled from 664 to 610 BC, was discovered in a Cairo slum.
Wrote By : independent