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Archaeologists discover intact sarcophagus with a mummified woman

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Archaeologists have discovered in Egypt’s Luxor a tomb uncovered from the thirteenth century Bc, the so-called Ramessidische period.

The Egyptian authorities have announced that archaeologists found a mummified woman, called ‘Thuya’, found in a sarcophagus in Luxor (in southern Egypt). The sarcophagus is more than 3,000 years old.

The sarcophagus is one of the two sarcophagi, which earlier this month found during a France-led investigation into El-Asasef, a necropolis on the western bank of the Nile river.

The mummified woman lived in the 18th dynasty, according to the competent minister Khaled Al Anani. The eighteenth dynasty corresponds to the 13th century bc. During this period ruled the most appealing pharaohs, including Tutankhamun and Ramses II.

At the same location were also five colored masks found and about 1,000 Ushabti-figures. The figurines were meant in order for the deceased to work in the shades.

The tomb also contains a few colored murals, which the owner and his family hide.

The Egyptian authorities have already this year about twelve archaeological discoveries have suggested. Archaeological sites, especially in Luxor, Egypt is a major attraction for foreign tourists. The country hopes by the discoveries re-tourists to attract.

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