Published on : Thursday, April 20, 2017
In a series of major discoveries of ancient relics, Egyptian archaeologists have unearthed the tomb of a nobleman from more than 3,000 years ago. The discovery is expected to bring in a positive wave in the otherwise sinking tourism industry of Egypt.
The Ministry of Antiquities said that the excavation is near the Nile city of Luxor and has found the tomb of Userhat, a judge from the New Kingdom. It consists of an open court leading into a rectangular hall, a corridor and inner chamber.
Hisham El Demery, general manager of Egypt’s Tourism Development Authority, said that the discoveries are positive news from Egypt’s tourism industry, which is something they really needed.
Swedish archaeologists have discovered 12 ancient Egyptian cemeteries near the southern city of Aswan that date back almost 3,500 years. In March, an eight-metre statue that is believed to be King Psammetich 1, who ruled from 664 to 610 BC, was discovered in a Cairo slum.
The tourism industry of the country suffered major blow following the mass protests that toppled former president Hosni Mubarak in 2011. Also, the militant bomb attacks kept the foreign tourists from visiting the country.