Archaeologists discover new tomb in Valley of the Kings

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    Archaeologists discover new tomb in Valley of the Kings

    CAIRO, EGYPT -- It may not be another pharoah's tomb, but American archaeologists have uncovered the first new grave in Egypt's Valley of the Kings since the discovery of King Tut in 1922. Egypt's antiquities chief says the 18th Dynasty tomb includes five mummies in sarcophagi with colored funerary masks. There are also more than 20 large storage jars with pharaonic seals intact.

    A US archaeologist who has seen photos says its appearance suggests it does not belong to a king. He says it could be the tomb of "a king's wife or son, or of a priest or court official." Still, the discovery shatters the nearly century-old perception that there is nothing left to discover in the Valley of the Kings.

    A University of Memphis team found the tomb about 15 feet from the tomb of King Tutankhamun.

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    This is a truly amazing find. I wish I could be part of it.

    I look forward to all their new discoveries.

    :dance: job well done by the team!!!!
     

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