Egyptian archaeologist restoring 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 the ancient city of Luxor, which boasts ancient Egypti
CAIRO- 11 September 2017: About 70 foreign missions will begin working on the different archaeological sites in Luxor within the upcoming weeks, according to Mostafa el Waziri, head of Luxor antiquities sector.
‘’The Egyptian archaeological mission succeeded recently in discovering two highly important tombs in Draa Abul-Naga necropolis on Luxor's West Bank, namely Osrahat, which was discovered last April, and the cemetery of Amun-Re’s goldsmith, Amenemhat (Kampp 390), dating back to the 18th dynasty, which was discovered two days ago,’’ recounted Waziri.
Waziri explained that the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities is seeking to improve all archaeological sites ahead of the tourist seasons through the development and renovation works to temples, the royal tombs, and all the archaeological sites.
Minister of Antiquities Khaled Ananay announced in a global press conference on Saturday the discovery of Amun-Re’s goldsmith, Amenemhat (Kampp 390) cemetery.
The newly-discovered cemetery was found by an Egyptian archaeological mission headed by Waziri. The cemetery contains an entrance located in the courtyard of another Middle Kingdom tomb, Kampp 150.