Archaeologists discover ancient Egyptian tomb in Luxor
Cairo: Spanish archaeologists unearthed a tomb dating back to the 11th dynasty of ancient Egypt in the city of Luxor, Egypt`s Antiquities Minister Mohamed Ibrahim said Monday.
The tomb belonged to a senior statesman, and was found in the Zeraa Abu el-Nega area in western Luxor, which is about 600 km south of Cairo, Egypt`s state news agency quoted the minister as saying, according to Xinhua.
Ibrahim said the tomb consists of a square-shaped burial chamber and that the wide chamber showed this tomb belonged to "a person from a royal family or a very senior statesman".
The minister said the tomb was discovered by a Spanish team of archaeologists in tandem with his ministry.
Jose Galan, who heads the Spanish team, said the discovery of the tomb suggests that the area has several tombs from the 11th dynasty.
Luxor was once the capital of ancient Egypt. It is now a key tourist attraction luring thousands of visitors every year for its temples and pharaonic tombs.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- DNA: Analysis of public pulse through survey by Zee News on Bihar elections
- Hotels selling beef should be demolished: Azam Khan
- DNA: End of ISIS? Vladimir Putin to send 1,50,000 soldiers to Syria
- Russia surprises America with accord on battling ISIS
- Panel discussion on Muslim vote bank in Bihar elections
- Neither Dadri nor Babri: India is 'Muslim woman delivering 'Ganesha' inside temple'
- Hindu girl embraces Islam to marry Shahi Imam Bukhari's son?
- Pakistan take note! Indian military 5th deadliest in the world
- Lalu Prasad Yadav debuts on Dubsmash, mocks PM Narendra Modi – Watch video
- India vs South Africa: How cricket fraternity reacted to crowd's disgraceful behaviour at Cuttack