Egypt discovers tomb of ancient god Amun's wife in Luxor

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The Egyptian-French archeological mission working at the Ramesseum Temple in Luxor discovered the tomb of Karomama, divine wife of ancient Egyptian god Amun, the Egyptian Antiquities Ministry said in a statement Thursday.

"The tomb is in the form of a 5-meter deep well with a funeral chamber where the teams unearthed some twenty statues belonging to Karomama," Youssef Khalifa, head of the Egyptian Antiquities Sector, said in the statement.

Khalifa added that the discovery has a great historical importance as it sheds more light on the important ancient figure Karomama due to the rare antiquities carrying her name, noting that tomb was located inside the the Ramesseum Temple and it dates back to the Ramesside period, over 3,000 years ago.

On the other hand, the joint team working at the nearby Karnak Temple discovered on Wednesday three small complete statues, including one for ancient god Osiris, in addition to a broken statue base.

Also in Luxor, a Spanish archeological team restoring the tomb of Amenhotep Huy has recently discovered the sarcophagus god Amun's singer.

Luxor, about 670 km south of the capital Cairo, was the capital city of ancient Egypt under the name of Thebes, and it is believed to be the richest host of antiquities in the world. Endit

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