Belgian archaeologists have rediscovered a 3,500-year-old tomb that belonged to an Egyptian pharonic official. The tomb was lost under sand decades after it was first discovered.
Swedish Egyptologist Karl Piehl first discovered the tomb in 1880. The tomb belonged to Amenhotep, the deputy seal-bearer of the Pharaoh King Tuthmosis III, in the city of Luxor, about 600 km (375 miles) south of the capital Cairo.
“It later disappeared under the sand and archaeologists kept looking for it to no avail until it was found by the Belgian expedition,” Hosbi said in a statement from the Supreme Council of Antiquities.
Egypt is a unique place. An ancient culture traceable for thousands of years, an exotic-yet-beautiful ancient writing system, and an environment which preserves so much of its past. What else is buried under its sands, awaiting discovery?
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