Unknown Royal Tomb Found in Luxor Unknown Royal Tomb Found in Luxor
January 19, 2023
An Egyptian-British archaeological mission working in Valley No. C. in the West Bank of Luxor has uncovered a new royal tomb.
The tomb dates back to around 1,500 BCE, dating to Dynasty 18 of the New Kingdom Period. Preliminary evidence from inside the tomb indicates that it may be dated to the Thutmoside reign of Dynasty 18. Piers Litherland, head of the British side of the mission, noted that the tomb had suffered from damage due to it being flooded in antiquity and being filled with debris.
The identity of the tomb owner is still unknown, but it most likely belonged to a royal wife or princess. More information is expected to be revealed with further excavation and documentation of the tomb.