Arche­ol­o­gists dis­cover stat­ues, sar­cophagi

The Observer (Sarnia) - - WORLD NEWS -

CAIRO — Arche­ol­o­gists in Egypt have dis­cov­ered more than 1,000 stat­ues and 10 sar­cophagi in an an­cient no­ble’s tomb on the west bank of the Nile River in Luxor. The An­tiq­ui­ties Min­istry said Tues­day that the tomb was built for a judge dur­ing the New King­dom pe­riod, from roughly 1,500 to 1,000 B.C. The tomb com­prised an open court­yard lead­ing to two halls, one con­tain­ing four an­cient coffins and the other in­clud­ing a cham­ber that houses six. The head of the arche­o­log­i­cal mis­sion, Mostafa el-Waziri, says an­other cham­ber was found con­tain­ing the stat­ues, which de­pict kings from dif­fer­ent dy­nas­ties.

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