Egypt discovers 3,000-year-old tomb of nobleman

Egypt discovers 3,000-year-old tomb of noblemanEgyptian archaeologists have unearthed the tomb of a nobleman from more than 3,000 years ago, the latest in a series of major discoveries of ancient relics that Egypt hopes will revive a tourist business that has been hit by political instability. The find near the Nile city of Luxor, is the tomb of Userhat, a judge from the New Kingdom. In March, Egypt unearthed an eight-meter statue in a Cairo slum that is believed to be King Psammetich 1, who ruled from 664 to 610 BC. Hisham El Demery, chief of Egypt’s Tourism Development Authority, said tourism was picking up and discoveries like the one at Luxor would encourage the sector.



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