Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Archaeologists unearth 2,800-year-old ancient burial chamber in south Luxor

Egypt's antiquities chief says archaeologists have unearthed a 2,800-year-old burial chamber that boasts brightly painted astrological scenes at a site believed to house the tombs of ancient Egyptian nobles.

Zahi Hawass says the chamber belonged to a priest named Karakhamun, whose tomb was first discovered in the 19th century but soon after disappeared under the desert sands. He says an Egyptian-American team stumbled on the burial chamber while doing restoration work at the site on the west bank of Luxor in southern Egypt.

Read more: Winnipeg Free Press

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