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Egypt allows access to three ancient tombs

According to Antiquities Minister Mamdouh Eldamaty, these tombs are among the most important ones of the New Kingdom, which is the period in ancient Egyptian history from 1550 to 1070 BC. The most significant of the three is the tomb of Amenhotep, also known as Huy. He was Viceroy of Kush under the rule of the famous pharaoh Tutankhamun. The tomb contains numerous colourful and detailed wall paintings.

Deutsche Welle

Ancient Heliopolis under threat

Caesar Augustus sent the obelisks from Heliopolis to Alexandria, from where they were moved to Rome, Paris and New York. This was the beginning of the looting of the ancient site of Heliopolis, a process that has continued to this day.

Daily News Egypt

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