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Mummy in Luxor Tomb Rested Undisturbed for Millennia

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By    |   Tuesday, 15 Nov 2016 07:00 AM

A mummy in Luxor, Egypt laid undisturbed in its brightly colored wooden sarcophagus for millennia until archaeologists unearthed it along the Nile River's west bank.

Spanish archaeologists discovered the tomb a few years earlier but wanted time to evaluate the find before making it public, said the New York Post.

The mummy was found near a temple of King Thutmose III and is believed to be Amenrenef, a "servant of a royal household," stated the Ministry of State for Antiquities in Egypt.

"Thutmost III … (was) often regarded as the greatest of the rulers of ancient Egypt," said Britannica.com. "Thutmose III was a skilled warrior who brought the Egypt empire to the zenith of its power by conquering all of Syria, crossing the Euphrates to defeat the Mitannians, and penetrating south along the Nile River to Napata in the Sudan. He also built a great number of temples and monuments to commemorate his deeds."

According to Agence France-Presse, the mummy was bound with linen stuck together with plaster. Egypt's antiquities ministry said the mummy was in "very good condition."

Archaeologist Myriam Seco Alvarez told AFP the mummy was covered in colorful decorations recalling religious symbols from ancient Egypt, such as the goddesses Isis and Nephtys displaying their wings, and the four sons of Horus.

Many temples and tombs were built by pharaohs in Luxor, a key spot for Egypt's tourism industry.

The Guardian reported that tourism in Egypt has been severely damaged by its 2011 revolution, a military coup in 2013 and a series of airline disasters, including the downing of a Russian airliner in Sharm el-Sheikh in October 2015.

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A mummy in Luxor, Egypt laid undisturbed in its brightly colored wooden sarcophagus for millennia until archaeologists unearthed it along the Nile River's west bank.
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