Archaeologists find 1000 statues in tomb in Egypt's Luxor

Egyptian archaeologists work on a wooden coffin discovered in a 3,500-year-old tomb in the Draa Abul Nagaa necropolis near the southern Egyptian city of Luxor

Egyptian archaeologists work on a wooden coffin discovered in a 3,500-year-old tomb in the Draa Abul Nagaa necropolis near the southern Egyptian city of Luxor

Egyptian archaeologists have unearthed the tomb of a nobleman from more than 3,000 years ago, the latest in a series of major discoveries of ancient relics that Egypt hopes will revive a tourist business that has been hit by political instability. The archeologists recovered six sarcophagi containing mummies and 1,050 artifacts, including funeral masks, dozens of ceramic items and several hundreds of ritual figurines called ushabti.

The death fault was discovered near the famous Valley of the Kings in the Draa Abul Nagaa necropolis.

The archaeological mission working in the area has found the tomb containing tens of artifacts, six Pharaonic mummies, coffins and statues, according to the head of the mission Mostafa Al-Wazeery.

The opening was attended by Egyptian minister of antiquities Khaled al-Anany, Luxor's governor, a number of Egyptian officials and local and global archaeologists.

'We found a large number of Ushabti (small carved figurines), more than 1,000 of them, ' Mr Enany said.

"This is an important discovery", he said.

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The tomb is believed to be from the 18th dynasty, while the coffins come from a later period, between the 21st and the 23rd dynasties, Waziri said.

White, orange, green, and patterned pots were also found in the tombs.

A nine-metre shaft inside the tomb held the Ushabti figurines, as well as "wooden masks and a handle of a sarcophagus lid", the ministry said.

Another room in the tomb was also discovered, though it has not yet been completely excavated, it said.

More discoveries, including more mummies, are expected.

"Excavation work is at its full swing to unveil the other two tombs' secrets", he added.

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