EGYPTIAN ARCHAEOLOGISTS OPEN 3,500-YEAR-OLD TOMB


Archaeologists in Egypt have released the discovery of a tomb from early in the years of Egypt's New Kingdom, called the 18th Dynasty. This era in Egyptian history, in which pharaoh Tutankhamun and queen Nefertiti ruled, is also the one that contained both the life and the death of the tomb's inhabitant, a jeweler and goldsmith by the name of Amenemhat.


While this may be the first time in recent history the tomb has been opened. It's been hypothesized that the tomb was opened and reused between 1070 BC and 664 BC, which is when the newer mummies were laid within the tomb. Archaeologists hope that continued investigation will uncover more discoveries, as fifty identifiers, also called funerary cones, have been found. 

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