Mummies found in tomb near Luxor, Egypt

The tomb of a royal goldsmith with a woman and her two children has been discovered by archaeologists in Egypt.

The tomb of a royal goldsmith with a woman and her two children has been discovered by archaeologists in Egypt.

According to reports the tomb was found near the Nile City of Luxor, 400 miles south of Cairo and dates back to the New Kingdom ( 16th to 11th Centuries) BC.

The statue of the goldsmith Amenemhat was also discovered next to his wife.

Egypt's Ministry of Antiquities said the mummies were found down a burial shaft leading off the main chamber.

Minister of Antiquities Khaled al-Anani said: "We found many objects of the funerary equipment inside and outside the tomb. We found mummies, coffins, funerary combs, funerary masks, some jewellery, and statue."

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