6 mummies discovered in a tomb near Luxor in Egypt


The tomb from which the mummies were extracted probably belonged to a magistrate of the 18th dynasty.

A tomb of the Pharaonic era in southern Egypt revealed several fabulous discoveries: 6 mummy s, wooden sarcophagi with bright colors and a thousand funerary figurines. This archaeological discovery was announced Tuesday, April 18, 2017 by the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities. The tomb, near the city of Luxor and the Valley of the Kings, belonged probably to Userhat: this magistrate of the 18th dynasty (1550-1295 BC) bore the title of „judge of the city“. The burial had to be reused some centuries later under the 21st dynasty to accommodate other mummies.

There are about six mummies, but there are other fragments indicating that there could be more in the future

„It was a surprise to discover so many elements inside: clay utensils bearing the name of the owner of the tomb, several sarcophagi and mummies, as well as more than a thousand ouchebti“, small statuettes Funerary deposits in the tombs to replace the dead in the corvees of the afterlife, said Minister of Antiquities Khaled El-Enany during a visit to the grave organized for the press.

Egypt recently gave its green light to several archaeological projects in the hope of seeing new discoveries in the field, like the mission Scan the Pyramids, officially launched on October 25, 2015, and which studies in particular the great pyramid Of Kheops .