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NEWS: Middle Kingdom tombs discovered in Luxor

21 Nov
NEWS: Middle Kingdom tombs discovered in Luxor

The Egyptiana Emporium

IMG_0518.JPGArchaeological works at the temple of Thutmose III in Luxor.

A team of Spanish archaeologists and Egyptologists have discovered two tombs with gold and silver jewellery from the Middle Kingdom (2050-1750 BC), under the temple of Pharaoh Thutmose III (1490-1436 BC), on the west bank of the Nile in the province of Luxor in southern Egypt.

As confirmed on Wednesday by the head of the expedition, Myriam Seco, below the temple is “a whole necropolis of the Middle Kingdom,” where, two days ago, the jewels of the lady were found. The body is of a woman of high class bearing two bracelets, a pendant of semi-precious stones and gold cylinders, and a silver anklet. The two gold bracelets are in perfect condition, although the silver jewellery is extremely deteriorated.

The tomb was previously located by geophysical surveys with GPR. This team has already dug fourteen graves “that were robbed in…

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