It is suspected that the tomb could be that of a royal wife or a princess of the fifth reign lineage.
The joint archaeological mission between the Supreme Council of Antiquities of Egypt and the University of Cambridge, UK, discovered a tomb dating back some 3,500 years. The tomb was unearthed on the western bank of the Nile River, in Luxor, where the famous Valley of the Queens and Valley of the Kings meet. Archaeologists believe it contains the remains of someone from the 18th royal dynasty.announced the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities of Egypt, this Saturday, in a statement on its official site on the social network Facebook (belonging to Meta, classified in Russia as an extremist organization).
The first items discovered so far inside the tomb seem to indicate that it dates back to the 18th dynasty of pharaohs Akhenaten and Tutankhamun, said Dr. Mustafa Waziri, secretary general of the Supreme Council of Archaeology.
For his part, Piers Litherland of the University of Cambridge, UK, head of the British fact-finding mission, said that the tomb could be that of a royal wife or a princess of the fifth reign lineage. The 18th dynasty of kings ruled from 1575 B.C. C. and 1295 a. C., approximately, and it is considered the period of maximum splendor of the pharaonic civilization.
For his part, the Egyptian archaeologist, Mohsen Kamel, commented that the interior of the tomb was “in poor condition”. Parts of it, including the inscriptions, were “destroyed in ancient floods that filled the burial chambers with sand and limestone sediments,” Kamel added.