A 3,500-Year-Old Tomb is Discovered in Egypt but Some of the Mummies are Mysteriously Unknown

Egyptian archaeologists have declared the revelation of a tomb going back about 3,500 years to the beginning of antiquated Egypt's New Kingdom, amid a period called the Eighteenth Dynasty.

This interesting period, which produced the pharaoh Tutankhamun and ruler Nefertiti, likewise saw the life and demise of this present tomb's essential occupant, an aristocrat called Amenemhat, who spent his days as a gem dealer and goldsmith.

Amenemhat lived at some point between 1567 BC to 1320 BC, and his newfound resting place was found in the necropolis of Dra' Abu el-Naga' – close to the Valley of the Kings, where pharaohs amid the New Kingdom assembled their tombs.

Egyptian tomb history

While living, Amenemhat worked in the city of Luxor – 500km (310 miles) south of Cairo, 7km (5 miles) from the Valley of the Kings – making golden finery for ruling elites including the royal families.

His own particular tomb, found close-by on the west bank of the waterway Nile, might not have been fit for the Valley of the Kings, however, the necropolis he was covered in was regardless saved for individuals of high standing, including aristocrats and government authorities.

Archaeologists have discovered two internment chambers in the tomb, which contain mummies, sarcophagi, wooden funerary veils and statues, and stoneware.

In one of the chambers lie the remaining parts of three mummies with their skulls uncovered, however concerning whether these are Amenemhat's relatives isn't clear.

That may be on account of while this is the first time in recent history that the tomb has been found and studied, it's not the first time that the resting place had been disturbed.

It's suggested that the tomb was reused in a later period in history, amid the start of the Third Intermediate Period (1070 BC to 664 BC), which is when different mummies from the 21st and 22nd dynasties were buried in the crypt.

Egyptian tomb mystery bodies

While the research is progressing, the group says one of the mummies – that of an approximately 50-year-old lady, found adjacent to the remaining parts of her two youngsters – hints at signs having died from maladies, including a bacterial sickness that destroyed her bones.

Scientists think further examinations will turn up significantly more disclosures at the site. Fifty grave identifiers called funerary cones have so far been found close to the tomb, yet at present, 40 belong with four different authorities whose bodies have not yet been found.

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