The tomb of a royal goldsmith containing the mummies of a woman and her two children was recently discovered in Egypt. It is believed that the tomb is over 3,000 years old.
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Researchers in Egypt recently unearthed the over 3,000-year-old tomb of a royal goldsmith containing the mummies of a woman and her two children. It is estimated that the ancient tomb located near the city of Luxor dates back to the 16th to 11th centuries BC. The local authorities believe that the tomb belonged to Amenemhat, who was a goldsmith for the god Amun.
According to the Egyptian mythology, Amun was the most powerful god during the same period. It is believed that the discovery of the royal goldsmith’s tomb could lead to additional discoveries in the area.
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Archaeologists have estimated that the woman died when she was in her 50s after suffering from a bacterial bone disease. Her children were in their 20s and 30s at the time of their deaths. “We found a lot of equipment buried inside and around the tomb including mummies, coffins, death masks, jewelry and a statue,” Egypt’s Minister of Antiquities Khaled el-Enany said. “Our work is not finished yet.”
“I believe, with the help of God, that we will soon start the required digs in the area,” he added. “And if we are lucky, we will find four more tombs.”