February 1, 2013
A group of Italian archaeologists have made
an extraordinary find
in the southern Egyptian city of Luxor, unearthing several tombs that are thought to be around 3000 years old.
Antiques Ministry, the tombs were discovered under the mortuary temple of the Pharaoh Amenhotep II, located on the Western Bank of the River Nile.
Amenhotep II ruled from 1427 BC to 1401 BC, and it appears that the temple was used for the interring of wealthy subjects, given the quality of the wooden sarcophagi and burial jars found inside the tombs - used to store vital organs and thought to have helped the deceased to pass smoothly into the afterlife.
This latest find adds yet another archaeological treasure to
already bursting portfolio, which includes the iconic
the Valley Temple of Chephren
, among numerous other ancient monuments and artefacts.
With so many sites of immense historical interest,
continues to be a top destination for history lovers around the globe, and UK visitors are no exception. And with a range of great value Egyptian breaks from Cosmos currently available to book online, visiting
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- Where you can visit
, the ancient village in which the artisans who created the Valley of the Kings lived.
- Located a short drive away from the
with its sandstone mountains and varied wildlife.
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to the marvellous architecture of
(where you'll find the iconic
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