Archaeologists Discover 3,500-Year-Old Egyptian Tombs
They’ve been there all along. Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities has announced the unearthing of two tombs dating back to the 18th dynasty — around 1400 B.C. — thought to belong to Theban officials. The tombs, located in the necropolis of Dra’ Abu el-Naga on the western bank of the Nile, were first discovered by a German archaeologist in the 1990s, but remained undisturbed until now. So far researchers have found a mummy, an elaborate mural, treasures including masks and statues, and funerary seals that may help identify the deceased.