It is thought to date during Tutmosis’ tenure during the 18th dynasty (1575–1295 BC).
At Luxor in southern Egypt, a British-Egyptian team discovered a tomb of a former king that is thought to be from the 18th dynasty (1575 and 1295 BC).
According to a statement from the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities, the Supreme Council of Antiquities’ secretary general, Mostafa Waziri, “the importance of the discovery lies in the fact that preliminary data inside the tomb indicate so far that it probably dates from the time of the Government of Thutmosis of the Eighteenth Dynasty.”
The next step will be to complete the date verification by checking the tomb’s archaeological records.
Mohsen Kamel, the director of the western valleys archaeological location, said that the tomb was found and that it was “in bad condition by the rains that fell during the ancient eras that flooded its chambers with dense residues of sand and limestone, which led to blur their features and recordings.”
The tomb may “belong to one of the ladies queens or princesses from the age of the Thutmosis, of whom not much has been discovered up to now,” Perez Lezerland, the head of the mission for the English side, stated in the statement.
One of the heights of pharaonic civilization’s splendor was thought to have occurred during this Eighteenth Dynasty period.
The discovery of this tomb is the most recent in a string of finds that Egypt has publicized recently in an effort to draw more tourists.
Crocodile heads found inside tombs—another astounding discovery
In the Necropolis of Thebes, archeologists from the Polish Center for Mediterranean Archeology at the University of Warsaw uncovered nine-headed crocodiles draped in fabric in ancient burial complexes.
The “amazing” discovery was made among a sizable pile of debris and ancient artifacts that American archaeologists in Egypt left behind in 1922.
While the second tomb is assigned to an unnamed vizier of the pharaoh’s court, the first tomb belonged to Chancellor Cheti, one of the most influential officials in Nebhepetra Mentuhotep II’s court (2055-2022 BC).
It is highly unique and reflects the high status of the deceased that reptilian remains can be found in the tombs of authorities.
The burials under investigation contained crocodile skeletal remains, including portions of the head and jaw, loose teeth, and osteoderms (bony plates on the skin).
The results of the investigation revealed that the remains belonged to around 5-meter-long infant Nile crocodiles (Crocodylus niloticus). The sub-Saharan African crocodiles of this species are thought to be the biggest and riskiest species.
Including details from EFE