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Another Tomb Discovered at Al-Qurna

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

CAIRO, EGYPT—Another 18th Dynasty tomb has been discovered by archaeologists from the American Research Center in Egypt at Al-Qurna in Luxor. Paintings on the walls of this New Kingdom (1550-1070 B.C.) tomb “are records of daily life practices that prevailed in that era,” according to a statement made by Antiquities Minister Mamdouh al-Damaty. This tomb, which belonged to Satmut and his wife Ta-kh-at, was also looted in antiquity, and some of the scenes and inscriptions on its walls were erased. “The newly discovered tomb is located to the east of TT110 and they share the same courtyard. The tomb door is to the south of the first tomb and it has an oblong hall with a shaft filled with debris,” team member Ali El Henawi told the Luxor Times. To read about the recent discovery of a tomb in the area belonging to a sacred singer, see "Tomb of the Chantress."

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