Ancient mummy found by Spanish archaeologists

AN ancient Egyptian mummy has been discovered in ‘very good condition’ by a team of Spanish archaeologists working near Luxor in southern Egypt.

The find was made, according to a statement, on the west bank of the River Nile, some 435km south of Cairo. Experts have dated the remains to between 1075BC and 664BC and have said that the tomb probably belonged to a nobleman named Amenrenef, a servant of the royal household.

The tomb was discovered not far from a temple which dates from the time of the warrior king Thutmose III.

The dig team leader, Myriam Seco Alvarez, said the sarcophagus the mummy was found in was adorned with a plethora of colourful decorations and religious symbols.

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