BELGRADE – Spanish archaeologists have unearthed an ancient Egyptian mummy in “very good condition” near Luxor, Egypt’s antiquities ministry has announced.
Resting inside a brightly colored wooden sarcophagus, the mummy had been bound with linen stuck together with plaster.
“The tomb was uncovered at the southern enclosure wall of the Temple of Millions of Years,” Mahmoud Afifi, head of the ancient Egyptian antiquities department of the ministry, said in a statement.
The temple was built on the west bank of the Nile near Luxor by Pharaoh Thutmosis III (1490-1436 BC), one of Egypt’s greatest warrior kings. Also known as the “Napoleon of Egypt,” he was the sixth Pharaoh of the Eighteenth Dynasty, the best known of all the dynasties of ancient Egypt as it boasted pharaohs such as Hatshepsut, Amenhotep III, Akhenaten and Tutankhamun.