Funerary mask from the tomb of Amun’s goldsmith Amenemhat to open to the public on December 9 - Egypt Today Funerary mask from the tomb of Amun’s goldsmith Amenemhat to open to the public on December 9 - Egypt Today

Exclusive picture from inside newly discovered tomb in Luxor

Thu, Dec. 7, 2017
CAIRO – 7 December 2017: An exclusive picture from inside the newly discovered tomb of Amun-Re’s goldsmith in Luxor, which is yet to open to the public, was obtained by Egypt Today on Wednesday.

The funerary statue in the picture is one of many ancient artifacts that thousands of visitors will be able to see for the first time starting Saturday.

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Skulls and a wooden sarcophagus at a newly uncovered ancient tomb for a goldsmith dedicated to the ancient Egyptian god Amun, in the Draa Abul Naga Necropolis on the west bank of Luxor, which boasts ancient Egyptian temples and burial grounds, September 9, 2017 – AFP

The tomb of Amenemhat, the goldsmith, dates back to the 18th dynasty; it includes a Middle Kingdom burial shaft for a woman and her two sons. The tomb is located in the Draa Abul Naga Necropolis on the west bank of Luxor.

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Small funerary statues carved in wood, clay and limestone recovered at the site of a newly uncovered ancient tomb for a goldsmith dedicated to the ancient Egyptian god Amun, in the Draa Abul Naga Necropolis on the west bank of Luxor, which boasts ancient Egyptian temples and burial grounds, September 9, 2017 – AFP

The discovery was announced by the Antiquities Ministry in September, in which it revealed the tomb is believed to lead to further successful excavations.

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An Egyptian archaeologist examines the contents of Amenemhat’s tomb, September 9, 2017 – Reuters

It is not yet confirmed whether the woman, believed by archaeologists to have died aged 50, and her two sons in their 20s and 30s, are related to Amenemhat. The tomb, however, holds a statue of him seated next to his wife.

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A carved depiction of Amenemhat and his wife with their son between them inside the tomb, September 9, 2017 – Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities
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