Antiquities discovered in the tomb/Ahmed Marei
CAIRO – 20 April 2017: Egyptian archaeological mission discovered 350 Ushabti figurines in a newly discovered tomb on Luxor’s West Bank on Thursday, making up a total of 1400 statutes uncovered in the 18th Dynasty tomb, said Dr. Mostafa Waziri head of mission.
The 3,500 year old tomb was discovered earlier this week. The Ministry of Antiquities announced it contained a large number of mummies and pottery vessels bearing the deceased's names and titles, as well as paintings, statutes and coffins’ remains.
The Egyptian mission is still working to uncover more of the treasures inside the tomb, Director of antiquities in Luxor stated, adding that two more tombs were found in a well seven meters deep inside the first one.