Archeologists have found pharaonic tomb of a priest in Egypt

Египетские археологи обнаружили древнее захоронение

Египетские археологи обнаружили древнее захоронение

An archeologist points at a mural inside a tomb unearthed by an Egyptian archeological mission working at al-Asassif area on the West Bank of Luxor, Egypt, on November 24, 2018.

Once thought to hold dark curses for those who ever dared to disturb the enclosed remains of ancient Egypt's dead royalty, the burial ground in Luxor has yielded treasures such as King Tutankhamun's final resting place.

People look at artifacts unearthed by an Egyptian archeological mission working at al-Asassif area on the West Bank of Luxor, Egypt, on November 24, 2018.

In order to uncover it, more than 300 metres of rubble had to be removed over the course of five months - including coloured ceiling paintings that depicted the owner and his family.

The second well-preserved mummy was found in a tomb also containing five colored masks and around 1,000 statutes, said Egyptian authorities.

Ten dead after boat capsizes in Lake Victoria
Over 200 people were killed in a Tanzanian ferry disaster in September, with officials saying it had been dangerously overcrowded. Police reports indicate that over 50 have been rescued on the capsised boat that docked off Saturday afternoon at 4:00 pm.

Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities Mostafa Waziri said in a statement that the joint archaeological mission which groups the French Institute of Oriental Archaeology and the French University of Strasbourg that are working at a site near "Beta Minob" tomb in the northern area of Assasseef Necropoli uncovered on November 8 a sandstone panel and a wooden coffin dating back to the 18th Dynasty.

In the same area, al-Anany witnessed the opening of a colorful sarcophagus of a mummified woman made of wood.

Egypt often announces archaeological discoveries with great fanfare, despite being accused of a lack of scientific rigor and neglect of its antiquities.

Archaeologists inspect the sarcophagus, which revealed a mummy of a woman called Thuya.

Tourism sector has suffered an acute recession over the past few years because of political turmoil and relevant security issues.

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