Egyptian archaeologists have made a significant discovery, unearthing the 3,500-year-old tomb of a nobleman near the city of Luxor.
The 18th Dynasty tomb, which is located close to the Valley of the Kings, reportedly belonged to Userhat, a city judge, according to Egypt's antiquities ministry.
Among the findings include several mummies, more than 1,000 funerary statues and 10 colourful wooden sarcophagi, Al Jazeera reports.
"There are 10 coffins and eight mummies. The excavation is ongoing," Mostafa Waziri, the head of the archaeological mission, told AFP.
The finding is the latest in a series of major discoveries that Egypt hopes will revive its tourism industry, which has suffered recently due to political upheaval and increased fears over security.
Earlier this year a colossal statue which is believed to depict Psamtik I, a lesser-known pharaoh, was uncovered in a Cairo slum.
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