A new tomb belonging to a goldsmith and his wife, about 3500 years old, was discovered in Egypt, near Luxor. Discovered in the Necropolis of Dra Abul Naga, on the western side of the Nile, the new tomb contains figurines, mummies, pottery and other artifacts, according to the country’s antiquities minister.
One of the representative statues of a goldsmith, named amenemhat, seated next to his wife, and underneath is represented one of his children. According to archeologists, the family lived in Egypt during the 18th Dynasty. Inside, there are two burial chambers, a collection of some mummies, sarcophagi and funerary masks, as well as other figurines of the couple. The second chamber contains sarcophagi from the 21 and 22 dynasties.
Although the chamber is a new discovery, it is not in the best conditions, but its contents may be important, providing possible clues to other discoveries. A chamber of about 50 funerary amphorae, of which 40 contain clues to other tombs, which may have belonged to at least 4 officers in the period.
Other mummies were also found nearby, and in one of them, a mummy was found of a woman who died at about 50 years old, an initial analysis of this mummy reveals that she died due to several diseases, including a bacterial infection to the bones.
Just in April, in the same necropolis, a tomb was found which contained multiple mummies, about ten wooden sarcophagi, and more than a thousand funerary statues.
All of these discoveries were made near the site where the tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamun was discovered.