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Egypt unveils trove of ancient coffins excavated in Luxor

Oct 19, 2019 - 9:00 PM

'This is the first discovery in Asasif by dedicated Egyptian hands, comprised of archaeologists, conservationists and workers,' says Mostafa al-Waziri, head of the Supreme Council of Antiquities

RARE TROVE. Egyptian archeologist open a wooden coffin belonging to a man in front Hatshepsut Temple at Valley of the Kings in Luxor on October 19, 2019. Photo by Khaled Desouki/AFP

Scans show '90% chance' of hidden chambers in Tutankhamun tomb

Mar 17, 2016 - 8:00 PM

British archaeologist Nicholas Reeves believes Queen Nefertiti s tomb could be in a secret chamber adjoining Tutankhamun s tomb

epa05046389 An interior view of the King Tutankhamun burial chamber in the Valley of the Kings, Luxor, Egypt, 28 November 2015. Scanning works were conducted inside King Tutankhamun's Tomb for two days. The country's Minister of Antiquities, Dr. Mamdouh Eldamaty, said at a press conference on 28 November 2015 that the preliminary results of the radar scans indicated the existence of an unknown burial chamber behind that of the Boy King's. British archaeologist Nicholas Reeves believes that the new chamber could be the last resting place of Queen Nefertiti, King Tut's mother-in-law. EPA/STR