The cemetery dates back to the 18th Dynasty (1550-1292 BC) and was reused during the twenty-first Dynasty The cemetery dates back to the 18th Dynasty (1550-1292 BC) and was reused during the twenty-first Dynasty
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The discovery of a Pharaonic tomb near the Valley of the Kings contains eight mummies, ten wooden coffins and nearly a thousand small statues

Eight mummies and ten colorful wooden coffins and nearly a thousand small statues that were placed with the dead were discovered in a Pharaonic cemetery in southern Egypt.

Egyptian Culture Minister Khaled Anani said at a press conference that "a large stone was discovered and the surprise was the large quantity of antiquities found inside the cemetery.

Anani continued that he found "pottery vessels bearing the name of the cemetery owner and his titles and was named Oserhat and lived in the eighteenth family at the beginning of the modern Pharaonic state."

"This is an important discovery that is not yet complete," he said, pointing out that the cemetery dates back to the 18th Dynasty (1550-1292 BC) and was re-used in the 21 st century (1070-664 BC).

According to the Egyptian Antiquities Authority, the cemetery is located near the Valley of the Kings, and Luxor, the city that is described as an open museum, belongs to a judge from the eighteenth Dynasty (1550-1295 BC) The age of the twenty-first family to develop additional mummies.

Mustafa al-Waziri, head of the mission that found the cemetery, told AFP by telephone that "the cemetery was found to contain 10 coffins and eight mummies."

"A collection of coffins, mummies and more than a thousand Oshepti statues," he said, "the small statues that were placed with the dead to serve them in the afterlife according to ancient Egyptian beliefs."

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