Egypt archaeologists uncover treasure trove in ancient goldsmith's grave

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Meanwhile, Dr. Waziri said the newly discovered tomb includes an entrance located in the courtyard of another Middle Kingdom tomb numbered Kampp150.

"We want tomorrow's newspapers to speak about Egypt and make people want to come to Egypt", Antiquities Minister Khaled el-Anani told reporters, reflecting the country's desperate need to revitalize tourism.

Between their legs is seen a little figure of their son.

The tomb of "Amun's Goldsmith, Amenemhat" contained a sculpture carved into a recess of him seated beside his wife, according to the ministry.

The tomb was later reused during the 11th and 10th centuries B.C., during the 21st and 22nd dynasties, a time that modern-day scholars call the Third Intermediate Period, said El-Enany during the press conference.

In an attempt to revive the country's ailing tourism sector, which has suffered from an acute recession in the past few years due to political turmoil and security issues, Egypt is keen to uncover the Pharaohs' archaeological secrets as well as other ancient civilizations throughout the country.

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Mostafa Al-Waziri, who led the team that discovered the tomb, said it belonged to 18th dynasty goldsmith Amenemhat and his wife Amenhotep.

Archaeologists in Egypt have discovered the tomb of a royal goldsmith containing the mummies of a woman and her two children, authorities said.

This burial more than two thousand years.

Earlier this year, authorities announced they had discovered another New Kingdom tomb in Luxor belonging to a judge, and Swedish archaeologists discovered 12 ancient cemeteries near the southern city of Aswan that date back nearly 3,500 years.

Among the finds were "mummies, sarcophagi, statuettes, pots and other artefacts", Egypt's ministry of antiquities reported. This wonderful 3,500-year-old tomb is a real gift to the scientists, Mr Waziri said.

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