3,000-year-old tomb of an Egyptian nobleman discovered

Archaeologists in Egypt have announced that they have discovered the tomb of a nobleman who died 3,000 years ago.

According to Reuters this is the latest in a series of major discoveries of ancient remains Egypt is hoping to help attract more tourists.

The tomb was unearthed near the Nile city of Luxor. The ancient noble man Userhat was a judge from the New Kingdom.

The Ministry of Antiquities said on Tuesday that the tomb had an open court heading into a hall, a corridor and inner chamber.

The head of Egypt’s Tourism Development Authority, Hisham El Demery said tourism industry in his country is gradually picking up and is hoping new discoveries will boost it further.

“These discoveries are positive news from Egypt’s tourism industry, which is something we all really need,” he said.

Swedish archaeologists have already discovered 12 ancient Egyptian cemeteries dating back almost 3, 500 years near the southern city of Aswan.

An eight-meter statue believed to be King Psammetich 1, who ruled from 664 to 610 BC was also discovered last month.



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