Pharaonic tomb found in Luxor

Pharaonic tomb found in Luxor

CAIRO - Agence France-Presse
Pharaonic tomb found in Luxor

A handout picture released by the Egyptian antiquities authorities on March 10, 2015 shows a fresco inside a tomb belonging to Sa-Mut that was discovered by the American Research Center's (ARCE). AFP Photo.

American archaeologists have unearthed a pharaonic tomb from the 18th dynasty in Egypt’s famed temple city of Luxor, officials said on March 10.

The tomb, found at Al-Qurna archaeological site in Luxor, dates to the period of the New Kingdom (1550-1070 B.C.) and its walls show scenes of celebrations and daily life at that time, the antiquities ministry said.

The scenes “are records of daily life practices that prevailed in that era,” Antiquities Minister Mamdouh al-Damaty said in a statement.

Damaty said there were signs that the tomb had been looted as some scenes and inscriptions on its walls were erased.

Last week a similar tomb was discovered at Al-Qurna.

Luxor, a city of some 500,000 people on the banks of the Nile in southern Egypt, is an open-air museum of intricate temples and pharaonic tombs.