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Two ancient tombs discovered in Luxor

Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities announced discovering two tombs in Dra’ Abu el-Naga’ area located on the West Bank of the Nile. The tombs are named over the German archeologist that originally discovered them Frederica Kampp.

The two tombs, Kampp 150 and Kampp 161, are located near to each other. However, the owners of both tombs were not particularly discovered yet.

Minister of Antiquities Khaled Al-Anany stated in his presenting the discoveries speech that the Pharaohs are still helping Egyptians enhancing the countries, with the legacy they have left which help reviving tourism and Egypt’s economy.

Kampp150 is believed to belong to a person belongs to the 17th or 18th Dynasties, as a carve of king Thutmose I’s name was found on one of the tomb’s wall. The tomb contains a room where the body of a woman believed to be the owner’s mother buried in.

As for Kampp 161, the owner of the tomb was not detected yet. However, archeologists found manuscripts of a funeral carved on one of the tombs wall. Paintings feature a man offering flowers to the dead and his wife. The man is believed to be the brother of the tomb’s owner. A 6 meter well was also found inside the tomb.

The mission is currently working on discovering the names of the tomb’s owners.

by:Nada Zaki

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