Egypt: The Department of Treasures, burials and antiquities of the Arab world has recently shared an update regarding the announcement of the discovery of a cemetery belonging to the family that ruled the country thousands of years ago by an Arab country.
As per the shared updates, Egypt has unveiled a new Pharaonic royal cemetery, likely dating back to the era of the eighteenth dynasty that ruled the country 3500 years ago, during excavations by the joint British Egyptian mission in the western mainland of Luxor in the south of the country.
The reports have confirmed that, over the past few years, Egypt has uncovered several archaeological “treasures” in different parts of the country, especially the Saqara region west of Cairo, where more than 150 coffins have been discovered dating back to more than 2500 years.
“The English-English joint Egyptian mission between the Supreme Council of Archaeology and the Institute of Modern State Research at Cambridge University has succeeded in uncovering a never-before-known royal cemetery,” said the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Archaeology.
According to the statement, it was ” during the excavation work carried out by the mission in the western valleys of Luxor.”
In addition, the report of the Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Archaeology in Egypt, Mustafa Waziri, said that the cemetery ” perhaps back to the period of the Tahamsa’sTahamsa’s rule (18th Family era),” to be confirmed within the coming period.
Additionally, the discovered cemetery ” perhaps belonged to a royal wife or princess during the reign of the five-year-old, whose number has not yet been disclosed,” confirmed the chief of the British delegation, which has not yet been revealed, “the statement said.
Furthermore, the eighteenth Pharaonic dynasty included a group of prominent rulers of Ancient Egypt among kings and queens headed by King Ahms, King Thams I, King Tutankhamun, Queen Hatshepsut, and Queen Nefertiti, noted statement.
The discovered cemetery suffered from “a poor state of conservation as a result of floods that occurred during ancient times, whose chambers were inundated with dense rags of sand and limestone, blurring many of its landmarks and sculptures,” according to the statement by archaeologist and Western Valley site manager Mohsen Kamel.
Egyptian authorities hope to open a “Grand Egyptian Museum” near the Pyramids of Giza this year to boost the tourism sector, which employs about two million Egyptians and accounts for 10% of the total national product.
Notably, Egyptian tourism has been hit consecutively since the beginning of 2011, and the so-called “Arab Spring” led to the Russian-Ukraine war that broke out in February/February of 2022, which has impacted the arrival of visitors from the two countries, constituting the largest percentage of tourists arriving to Egypt.