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    Good Timing: Egypt Unveils 3,500-Year Old Tomb on World Heritage Day (PHOTOS)

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    The person interred in the tomb is believed to have been a royal master of seals for ancient kings of Upper and Lower Egypt.

    A large tomb of an ancient Egyptian nobleman who likely served King Thutmose I thousands of years ago was unveiled by Egypt’s Ministry of antiquities on World Heritage Day, 18 April 2019.

    The 450-square metre, 3,500-year old rock-cut tomb located on Luxor’s west bank contains 18 entrances, and is believed to have belonged to Shedsu-Djehuty, royal master of seals for ancient Egyptian kings of Upper and Lower Egypt, as Mostafa Waziri, secretary-general of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities, explained.

    • Statues on display outside a newly discovered pharaonic tomb Shedsu Djehuty in Luxor, Egypt April 18, 2019
      Statues on display outside a newly discovered pharaonic tomb "Shedsu Djehuty" in Luxor, Egypt April 18, 2019
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    • An Egyptian worker inspecting a sarcophagus outside a newly discovered pharaonic tomb Shedsu Djehuty in Luxor, Egypt April 18, 2019
      An Egyptian worker inspecting a sarcophagus outside a newly discovered pharaonic tomb "Shedsu Djehuty" in Luxor, Egypt April 18, 2019
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    • An Egyptian archaeologist works inside one of the largest newly discovered pharaonic tombs Shedsu Djehuty in Luxor, Egypt April 18, 2019
      An Egyptian archaeologist works inside one of the largest newly discovered pharaonic tombs "Shedsu Djehuty" in Luxor, Egypt April 18, 2019
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    • Workers standing inside the gates of one of the largest newly discovered tombs Shedsu Djehuty in Luxor, Egypt April 18, 2019
      Workers standing inside the gates of one of the largest newly discovered tombs "Shedsu Djehuty" in Luxor, Egypt April 18, 2019
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    • An Egyptian archaeologist walks inside one of the largest newly discovered pharaonic tombs Shedsu Djehuty in Luxor, Egypt April 18, 2019
      An Egyptian archaeologist walks inside one of the largest newly discovered pharaonic tombs "Shedsu Djehuty" in Luxor, Egypt April 18, 2019
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    Statues on display outside a newly discovered pharaonic tomb "Shedsu Djehuty" in Luxor, Egypt April 18, 2019

    The burial site was discovered by archaeologists in 2018, and underwent extensive renovation before it was finally presented to the public this year.

    The discoveries made inside the tomb include colourful floor tiles and wall paintings documenting activities like boat making and hunting.

    READ MORE: Millenia-Old Tomb Built Using BURIAL OILS Found in Egyptian Necropolis

    Earlier, the Ministry of Antiquities also announced the discovery of a Fifth Dynasty nobleman’s tomb, covered in colourful reliefs and well-preserved inscriptions.

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