The ancient Egyptian tomb of a royal goldsmith, discovered in Luxor by Egyptian and British researchers, has been unveiled to the public.
The tomb was unearthed on the west bank of the River Nile, where the famous Valley of the Queens and Valley of the Kings lies, said Mostafa Waziri, head of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities.
The tomb dates back around 3,400 years to Egypt’s 18th dynasty. It contains some rare wall paintings depicting hunting scenes and images from daily life in ancient Egypt.
“In addition to its artistic value, this discovery is important for archaeological research because it shows these tombs were used for more than just one generation,” Waziri told reporters at a press conference on Saturday.