The tomb of a goldsmith discovered in Egypt

The tomb of a goldsmith discovered in Egypt

A team of archaeologists has discovered the tomb of a goldsmith dedicated to the god Amun, and the mummies of a woman and her two children, the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities reported on Saturday.

The findings, dating from New kingdom (XVI to XI BC), were made in the Draa Abul Naga necropolis, on the west bank of the Nile River in Luxor.

The tomb contained a sculpture carved into a hollow of him with his wife, while a portrait of his son was painted between them. A little sepulchral in the tomb led the archaeologists to a chamber where they found mummies, funerary statues and masks.

The woman could have died at the age of 50 and tests showed that she had suffered a bacterial bone diseasethe Ministry explained, citing bone specialist Sherine Ahmed Shawqi.

The team also discovered 150 small funeral statues carved from wood, clay and limestone.

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