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Egyptian Archaeologist Discovered 3500 Years Old Mummy As They Explore Tombs

Egyptian archaeologists have discovered a mummy in one of two previously unexplored tombs, the antiquities ministry said on Saturday.

The tombs were found across the Nile from the southern city of Luxor in the 1990s by German archaeologist Frederica Kampp.

Since Kampp's discovery, 'both tombs were left untouched' until an Egyptian archaeological mission started work.

'It's truly an exceptional day,' al-Anani said.

'The 18th dynasty private tombs were already known.

But it's the first time to enter inside the two tombs.'

However, she had only reached the entrance gate and 'never entered', the ministry said.

It said that both tombs, which were given numbers by Kampp, were likely to date back to dynasties of the New Kingdom, which lasted several centuries until about 3,000 years ago.

Antiquities Minister Khaled al-Anani was in Luxor to announce the discovery in Draa Abul Nagaa necropolis near the famed Valley of the Kings, where many pharaohs, including Tutankhamun, were buried.