An­cient tomb of priest, wife dis­cov­ered

San Antonio Express-News (Sunday) - - Nation & World -

CAIRO — Egypt says ar­chae­ol­o­gists have found a pharaonic tomb in Luxor hous­ing the mum­mies of a priest and his wife from the 13th cen­tury B.C.

An­tiq­ui­ties Min­is­ter Khaled el-Anani said Satur­day that the tomb con­tains dec­o­ra­tive sar­cophagi, 1,000 stat­uettes and other trea­sures.

The tomb, which is on the West Bank of the Nile near the Val­ley of the Kings, also con­tains sev­eral col­or­ful paint­ings of pharaonic roy­alty.

Egypt has been whip­ping up pub­lic­ity for new his­tor­i­cal dis­cov­er­ies in the hope of re­viv­ing its tourism sec­tor, which is still re­cov­er­ing from the 2011 up­ris­ing that top­pled long­time au­to­crat Hosni Mubarak.

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