Egyptian archaeologists have unearthed a pharaonic tomb belonging to a royal goldsmith who lived more than 3,500 years ago.
On Saturday, Egypt’s Minister of Antiquities Khaled Al-Anani said the tomb dated back to Egypt’s 18th dynasty New Kingdom era – around 15th century B.C.
The BBC reports that he said: “We found many objects of the funerary equipment inside and outside the tomb. We found mummies, coffins, funerary combs, funerary masks, some jewellery, and statue.
“The work did not finish yet.”
According to The Observer, the tomb is made up of a small room at ground floor level and a burial chamber eight metres below containing four mummies, with the main occupier identified as the goldsmith Amenemhat.
It is unclear whether the other three mummies are connected to the goldsmith.