Spanish archaeologists say they’ve unearthed a 4,000-year-old tomb affected by human stays in the Egyptian metropolis of Luxor, from a time when pharaohs reunified historical Egypt. A 65-foot-long (20-meter-long) hallway runs underground to a sq. burial chamber, the archaeologists stated.
“The dimensions are considerable, leaving no doubt that the tomb belonged to a member of the royal family or a senior courtier,” in response to a information launch issued Monday by Jose Galan, chief of the Djehuty Project excavation.
Galan stated the tomb in the Dra Abu Naga necropolis dates again to the 11th Dynasty, roughly 2125 to 1991 B.C. During that point interval, Upper and Lower Egypt had been united below pharaonic rule from the traditional metropolis of Thebes, which has given technique to modern-day Luxor. Studying the tomb and its contents might present contemporary insights into the period.
The circumstances surrounding the stays discovered in the tomb are unclear.