Ancient Egyptian tomb of Amenhotep found in Luxor

An ancient tomb possibly belonging to Amenhotep, the second Pharaoh of the 18th dynasty of Egypt. Photographs distributed by the ministry show a tomb with bright green and brown paintings with hieroglyphics and is one of the most spectacular findings in recent years.

The tomb of Amenhotep has been discovered in Luxor.(Egypt Antiquities Ministry)

“The tomb contains many stunning scenes with bright colours painted on plaster,” Antiquities Minister Mamdouh Eldamaty said in a statement. Many of scenes represent the tomb owner and his wife in front of an offering table and a view of a goddess nursing a royal child as well as scenes of the daily life,” he added.

The tomb is T shaped and contained a number of brightly coloured paintings(Egypt Antiquities Ministry)

The layout is typical of the period.

“The tomb is T shaped and consists of a Transverse Hall 5.10m in length and 1.5m wide that leads to another chamber that is 2.5m long and 2.1 wide. There is a small unfinished niche at the eastern end. There is also an entrance in the south that leads to a small side room which is 2m by 2m. In the middle of this room there is a shaft that may lead to the burial chamber”, Eldamaty explained.

Unfortunately, the tomb has been vandalized, for unknown reasons. The damage was actually done in ancient times, and aside for the likely theft, some writings and drawings were also erased.

Further excavation work will be carried out to find out more about the temple guard tomb.(Egypt Antiquities Ministry)


“The name and titles of the tomb owner, some hieroglyphic texts and scenes in addition to the names of the god Amun were deliberately erased,” said Sultan Eid, the ministry’s general director for the Upper Egypt region.


4 thoughts on “Ancient Egyptian tomb of Amenhotep found in Luxor

  1. DeanaBe.

    May this ancient heritage be respected and preserved so we can better understand the why, for whom, for what purpose they were created.

  2. Cecilia Teixeira

    was that really happen, well , i think its a secret that needs to be unlocked, is very fascinating, i love the History,, is so beuty

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