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3,800-year-old intact tomb uncovered in Egypt

An intact tomb dating back to the 12th Dynasty has been found in the ancient necropolis at Qubbet El-Hawa. The Spanish Archaeological Mission in Qubbet El-Hawa, west Aswan, has discovered an intact structure where the brother of one of the most important governors of the 12th Dynasty, Sarenput II, was buried. Mahmoud

Pomegranate seeds found in ancient tomb

More than 100 pomegranate seeds dating back 2,000 years have been found in an ancient tomb in China. According to the regional institute of archaeology, the discovery was made during the excavation of a civilian tomb, dating between the middle and late Western Han Dynasty (206 B.C.- 25 A.D.) and early

1,700-year-old tomb founr in western Mexico

Renovation of a church in western Mexico has led to the discovery of a 1,700-year-old tomb containing an elaborate headdress figurine. Archaeologists discovered the ancient tomb, which dates to the Comala Period (between 0 and A.D. 500), during work to remodel a Seventh-day Adventist church in Colima, Mexico. The archaeologists uncovered

Tomb of Royal Scribe found in Luxor

The 3,000-year-old tomb of the royal scribe Userhat has been discovered in Luxor. "While cleaning the area above the 'rump' to the forecourt, we found a hole," Kondo told Seeker. After entering the hole, he and his team were stunned by what they found: a previously unknown separate chamber. "The tomb is

1,000-year-old tomb found in Denmark

A large tomb dating back 1,000 years has been found in Denmark. Bjarne Henning Nielsen, an archaeologist based in northern Jutland, believes that he may have found the tomb of the famous Viking chief Ulv Galiciefarer, the great-grandfather of Valdemar the Great, who was king of Denmark from 1157-1182. “It’s just a

New Kingdom tombs found near Aswan

More than 12 New Kingdom tombs have been found near Aswan in Egypt. The majority of the tombs excavated so far – with the main exception of two infant burials – had been plundered in antiquity and left neglected without further disturbance, covered by up to three metres of Nile silt,

Detailed frescoes found in 1,400-year-old Chinese tomb

A detailed fresco depicting two maids has been found inside a 1,400-year-old tomb in China. Archaeologists in central China's Hunan Province said Monday that they had recently discovered an ancient tomb, with a fresco depicting two maids, that could date back over 1,400 years. Luo Shengqiang, an expert with the city's cultural

2,400-year-old tomb found in northern Iraq

A 2,400-year-old tomb containing the remains of at least 6 people has been found in northern Iraq. The tomb was constructed toward the end, or just after, the time of the Achaemenid Empire (550 to 330 B.C.), an empire in the Middle East that was conquered by Alexander the Great in