by Tann – Archeology News Network.blogspot.com
An ancient tomb belonging to Amenhotep, guard of the temple of Egyptian deity Amun, has been discovered in the southern city of Luxor, the Egypt’s antiquities ministry said on Tuesday. The tomb was accidentally discovered during cleaning and restoration work carried out by the archaeology mission of the American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE) in a nearby tomb in the archaeological site of Sheikh Abd el Qurna on the west bank of Luxor The ministry said the tomb probably dates to the New Kingdom’s 18th Dynasty (1543–1292 BC).
Photographs distributed by the ministry show a tomb with bright green and brown paintings with hieroglyphics. “The tomb contains many stunning scenes with bright colours painted on plaster,” Antiquities Minister Mamdouh Eldamaty said in a statement.