6 mummies discovered in ancient tomb near Egypt

Six mummies have been unearthed in a mysterious 3,500-year-old tomb in Egypt.

6 mummies discovered in ancient tomb near Egypt

Egyptian archaeologists have discovered six mummies, colourful wooden coffins and more than 1,000 funerary statues in a 3,500-year-old tomb near the southern city of Luxor, the antiquities ministry said Tuesday.

The tomb, discovered in the Draa Abul Nagaa necropolis near the famed Valley of the Kings, belonged to a nobleman who worked as the city judge, the ministry said in a statement.

  • Tomb was found in the Draa Abul Nagaa necropolis near Valley of the Kings
  • It is believed to have belonged to a nobleman who worked as the city judge
  • Researchers also found wooden coffins and more than 1,000 funerary statues

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