Ministry of Antiquities said the tombs, located in the Draa Abul
Naga necropolis on Luxor's west bank, had been noted by German
archaeologist Frederica Kampp in 1990s and were either
unexcavated or had never been entered.
Along with the mummy, archaeologists found painted wooden
funeral masks and several hundred carved statues, likely dating
around the end of Egypt's 17th Dynasty or the start of the 18th
Dynasty, the ministry said.
Egypt's relics are a draw for foreign visitors and authorities
hope new finds can help attract more as a way to help revive
tourism hit by unrest that followed the ouster of former
President Hosni Mubarak in 2011.
In September, Egyptian archaeologists announced the discovery of
a tomb of a prominent goldsmith who lived more than 3,000 years
ago, unearthing statues, mummies and jewelry in the latest major
find near Luxor.
(Reporting Sherif Fahmy; Writing by Patrick Markey; Editing by
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