Archaeologists Make Huge Find in Luxor, Egypt

EGYPT - A shared cooperative British-Egyptian undertaking doing some archaeological unearthing in Luxor (which is located in southern Egypt) has uncovered a former unknown antique imperial sepulcher.

The secretary-general of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities, Mostafa Waziri, reported on Saturday, January 14th, 2023 in a social media post and a press release.

The sarcophagus was uncovered by British and Egyptian archaeologists on the westward edge of the Nile River at the place where the Valleys of the Queens and Kings are located.

According to Waziri, the proof indicates the most up-to-date find might be a sarcophagus that connects to the 18th Dynasty of prehistorical Egypt that archaeologists theorize was between 1550 B.C. And 1292 B.C. According to NPR, archaeologists have stated that it could be the crypt of a regal princess or wife.

Waziri said, “The first elements discovered so far inside the tomb seem to indicate that it dates back to the 18th dynasty of pharaohs Akhenaton and Tutankhamun,” according to

The Egyptian age of history acknowledged as the New Kingdom made up of the 18th dynasty and ended in 1292 BC is regarded as the most wealthy time for archaic Egypt.

The leader of the British research mission and professor of the University of Cambridge, Piers Litherland, speculated that the crypt could be that of a royal princess or wife of the Thutmosid ancestry.

Dr. Mohsen Kamel, an Egyptian archaeologist said the mausoleum's inner part was “in poor condition.”

A portion of it contains engravings Dr. Kamel said were “destroyed in ancient floods which filled the burial chambers with sand and limestone sediment, according to Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities statement.

The Saqqara necropolis which is positioned south of Cairo has been one of several major finds in the past few years that Egypt has announced.

Some opponents have said the bustle of digs has set a precedent for excavations that captivate the newsfeed versus real formal analysis.

Located just 400 miles south of Cairo, Luxor is the center of numerous important spots and sightseer fascinations made up of the crypt of Tutankhamun and the Valley of the Kings.

Officials have said diggers would continue managing archaeological endeavors in the area, which was somewhat disabled by significant flood water.

The Egyptian touristy management has been advertising finds like these to bolster its tourism enterprise which is a massive spring of income for Egypt's administration, according to The Associated Press.

Egypt and its 104 million occupants are in the wake of a serious financial catastrophe.
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