Source: News Bharati English14 Nov 2016 10:50:17
Luxor, November 14: A millennia-old mummy discovered by Spanish archaeologists near southern Egyptian town of Luxor, announced the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities on Sunday. A coffin was found with a mummy inside in a good condition and is believed to have belonged to a nobleman, Amenrenef, who was "a servant of the royal household" by Antique ministry.
"The Spanish mission working at the Millions of Years Temple of ancient Egyptian King Thutmose III uncovered the tomb at the external part of the southern wall of the temple," said Mahmoud Afifi, head of the Ancient Egyptian Antiquities Department of the ministry.
The mummy was found in a tomb dating from between 1075-664 BC on the west bank of the Nile River, 700km south of Cairo and was in a radiantly colored wooden coffin and had been buried near a temple from the era of fourth-millennium warrior king Thutmose III.
“The colorful decorations and ornaments on the mummy portray religious symbols from ancient Egypt, such as the goddesses Isis and Nephtys displaying their wings, and the four sons of Horus” informed the archaeological team's head, Myriam Seco Alvarez. The mission will further carry in depth study of the tomb and its other contents in order to find out its owner.
Luxor is said to be holding one-third of the world's antiquities including super famous King Tut tomb, was named by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) as the World Tourism Capital for 2016. It is a famous tourist attraction and final resting place of legendary Queen Nefertiti.