Egypt hopes discovery of ancient tombs will spark tourism revival

The tombs, located on the west bank of the river Nile in a cemetery for noblemen and top officials, are the latest discovery in the city famed for its temples and tombs spanning different dynasties of ancient Egyptian history.

“It’s truly an exceptional day,” said Antiquities Minister Khaled al-Anani.

“The 18th dynasty private tombs were already known. But it’s the first time to ...

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