Mummy of 3,000-year-old woman found preserved inside coffin in Egypt

Egyptian authorities for the first time on Saturday opened the 3,000-year-old coffin in a tomb of a mummified woman in the southern Egyptian city of Luxor.


The brightly painted sarcophagi, carved by the ancient Egyptians to transport the dead to the afterlife, were found by French and local archaeologists. Ceramic jars for organs such as intestines and lungs, removed during the funeral process, were also located within the lost vault.

Sarcophagus is one two found in burial site of nobles and senior officials close to the pharaohs on western bank of the Nile.

“We found a new Ramesside tomb with colour paintings, a depiction of the queen Ahmose-Nefertari and their son Amenhotep I,” Minister of Antiquities Khaled El-Enany said.