Ancient tombs of over 3000 years old have been discovered in the ancient city of Luxor.Egypt’s Antiquities Minister says the ancient Egyptian tombs were discovered beneath the mortuary temple of King Amenhotep II, seventh Pharaoh of the 18th dynasty who reigned from 1427 to 1401 B.C.
The temple is located on the western bank of the Nile,Minister Mohammed Ibrahim said ,
“It’s a very important discovery that highlights the importance of King Amenhotep II’s temple years after the pharaoh’s death,”He said
He added that King Amenhotep II also had a tomb in the Valley of the Kings housing 12 very well preserved mud, brick and sandstone canopic jars.
The head of Luxor antiquities, Mansour Barek, explained that jars used to preserve the lungs, stomach, liver, and intestines of the deceased have also been found. The artefacts are said to be decorated with images of the four sons of the god Horus, believed to be vital to help the soul of the deceased find its way to heaven.