Amun-Re goldsmith tomb uncovered in Draa Abul Naga necropolis on Luxor’s west bank

Egypt09/09/2017 (Ahram Online – Egypt): In a gala ceremony held in Draa Abul-Naga necropolis on Luxor’s West Bank on Saturday, Minister of Antiquities Khaled El-Enany announced the discovery of an 18th Dynasty tomb of god Amun-Re’s goldsmith, Amenemhat (Kampp 390), and a Middle Kingdom burial shaft for a family. Luxor Governor Mohamed Badr attended the ceremony as well as members of parliament, the Greek and Cypriot ambassadors to Egypt, as well as China’s cultural attaché and the Swiss head of mission. The discovery was made by an Egyptian archaeological mission led by Mostafa Waziri. The newly discovered tomb includes of an entrance located in the courtyard of another Middle Kingdom tomb, Kampp 150. The entrance leads to a squared chamber where a niche with a duo statue depicting the tomb owner and his wife is found on one end. The statue shows Amenemhat sitting on a high backed chair beside his wife who wears a long dress and wig…

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/276757/Heritage/Ancient-Egypt/AmunRe-goldsmith-tomb-uncovered-in-Draa-Abul-Naga-.aspx

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