Thursday, 02 December 2021 05:50 GMT

Egypt discovers two ancient tombs in Luxor


(MENAFN)Two small ancient tombs were discovered on Saturday in the southern city Luxor in Egypt dating back some 3,500 years.

This is the latest discovery for Egypt as it is known for containing temples and tombs that represent different dynasties of ancient Egyptian history.

Egypt hopes that the tombs, located on the west bank of the river Nile in a cemetery for noblemen and top officials, would help revive the ailing tourism sector and boost the economy.

"It's truly an exceptional day," expressed Antiquities Minister Khaled Al Anani. "The 18th dynasty private tombs were already known. But it's the first time to enter inside the two tombs."

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