An Egyptian Spanish archaeological mission working in the area of Assassif in Luxor, Upper Egypt, has unearthed a tomb of the ‘Singer Amoun’ inside the tomb of Amenhotep. The artefacts inside the tomb were all found intact. According to Minister of Antiquities, Mamdouh al-Damaty the tomb which belongs to the Third Intermediate Period (1100BC-900BC) belongs to a rare style which was common in Egypt during the 21st Dynasty.
The sarcophagus, which is made of wood and cartonnage, holds a covered mummy, with its arms appear intertwined, according to Abdel-Hakim Karar of Egypt’s antiquities. He explained that the mummy was found wearing a necklace that holds the figure of a goddess with open wings. The mummy was also wearing a wig that carried a crown made of flowers. The tomb walls carry engravings of the gods Thot, Anubis, Osiris, Isis and Horus’s four children, in addition to hieroglyphic inscriptions that are currently being studied in order to expose more information on the new find.
8 December 2014