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Archaeologists Find Ancient Jewelry in Egyptian Tomb


Egypt says archaeologists have found ancient golden jewelry in the tomb of a senior official who died about about 3,500 years ago.

Culture and antiquities officials say an excavation team found five golden earrings and two rings in the tomb of the state treasurer who served during the reign of Queen Hatshepsut.

The walls of his burial chamber are decorated with texts from the Egyptian Book of the Dead.

Archaeologists made the discovery while digging in Luxor, along the banks of the Nile River. Luxor is one of Egypt's most popular tourist sites. It is famous for the Valley of the Kings, which contains several pharaohs' tombs.

Earlier this month, Egyptian officials announced that Egyptian and European archaeologists in Luxor had discovered two statues of an ancient pharaoh.

Egypt's archaeology chief Zahi Hawass said those statues were of King Amenhotep III, who also ruled about 3,500 years ago.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.

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