Egypt unearths 8 mummies in 3,500-year-old tombs.
Cairo (CNN)Egyptian officials unearthed eight mummies, 10 colorful sarcophagi and numerous figurines in 3,500-year-old tombs, the Ministry of Antiquities announced Tuesday.
An Egyptian archaeological mission found the tombs in the Draa Abul Nagaa necropolis near Luxor in southern Egypt. The main T-shaped tomb belonged to a city judge named Userhat and is typical of New Kingdom noblemen tombs, the ministry said in a statement.
A member of the Egyptian archaeological team works on a wooden coffin Tuesday.
The mission removed 450 cubic meters of debris, revealing the entrance of the main tomb and the two joint tombs.
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