They uncovered a royal tomb in Luxor, Egypt. Scientists had no idea about her
A joint Egyptian-British archaeological mission discovered a previously uncharted ancient royal tomb during excavations in the city of Luxor in southern Egypt. Maybe there was a princess buried in her.
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Temple complex in Luxor.
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According to Heritage Daily, citing the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, the research team found the royal tomb at the foot of a small chasm. Until now, none of the experts had any idea about her. The discovery was made by scientists from the Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities and archaeologists from the British University of Cambridge.
Stairs carved into the rock led to the burial chamber. The interior was in poor condition due to ancient floods. They filled the tomb with limestone deposits and sand, causing damage to the interior inscriptions and architecture. Because of this, archaeologists have not been able to determine who the ancient ancestors buried here. However, they hope that further excavations could reveal more information in the coming months.
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So far, they believe the tomb probably belonged to a lower-ranking royal, possibly one of the wives of the pharaoh’s sons or a Thutmosid princess. “The first findings seem to indicate that the person came from the 18th dynasty of pharaohs,” Mostafa Waziri, head of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities, told National Public Radio. He added that this would date the discovery to sometime between 1550 and 1292 BC.
A dynasty of famous pharaohs
As reported by Heritage Daily, the Thutmosid dynasty got its name because of four pharaohs named Thutmose. During the period of the so-called New Kingdom, some of the most famous Egyptian pharaohs, such as Hatshepsut, Akhenaten, originally named Amenhotep IV, also ruled. and Tutankhamun.
Luxor is a city located on the Nile River approximately 643 kilometers south of Cairo. It is one of the very popular tourist destinations, mainly due to its rich history. Significant traces of ancient Egypt can still be seen here, including, for example, the Valley of the Kings and Tutankhamun’s tomb.