Expansive New Kingdom tomb unveiled in Egypt's Luxor
LUXOR - Reuters
The 3,500-year-old, 450-square-meter tomb contains 18 entrance gates and is believed to have belonged to a nobleman named Shedsu-Djehuty.
Egyptian workers started renovating the tomb upon its discovery in 2018, finding a huge yard, colourful floor tiles and wall paintings documenting activities including boat making and hunting.
The west bank of the River Nile at Luxor is home to the Valley of the Kings, where pharaohs and nobles of the New Kingdom were buried in tombs carved into the rock. The 18th dynasty was the first of the New Kingdom dynasties.
Egypt has been trying to attract tourists, an important source of foreign currency, since visitor numbers fell steeply after the country's 2011 uprising.