Thursday, February 14, 2008

Breaking news Middle Kingdom burial is found in Luxor
An intact 11th dynasty burial of a man called Iker has been unearthed in the Dra Abul Naga area on Luxor's west bank. Minister of Culture Farouk Hosni announced the discovery today, adding that the burial was found by a Spanish archaeological mission during routine excavation work in the open courtyard of TT11, the tomb of Djehuty.

Several photos of the coffin. At least the top part with some of the inscriptions is very well preserved:

(Via EEF