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Egypt Opens Ancient Tombs

The Egyptian government this week invited journalists to photograph three never-before-seen tombs of noblemen who died more than 3,000 years ago. Officials also re-opened two tombs that once held kings, after years of restoration work.
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Pharonic-era mural inside the tomb of an ancient king, reopened after five years of restoration, Luxor, Egypt, Nov. 5, 2015. (H. Elrasam/VOA)
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Pharonic-era mural inside the tomb of an ancient king, reopened after five years of restoration, Luxor, Egypt, Nov. 5, 2015. (H. Elrasam/VOA)

Egyptian workers remove dirt around royal tombs in the Valley of the Kings in Luxor, Egypt, Nov. 5, 2015. (H. Elrasam/VOA)
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Egyptian workers remove dirt around royal tombs in the Valley of the Kings in Luxor, Egypt, Nov. 5, 2015. (H. Elrasam/VOA)

While business is slow, tourists continue to visit the royal tombs in the Valley of the Kings, Luxor, Egypt, Nov. 5, 2015. (H. Elrasam/VOA)
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While business is slow, tourists continue to visit the royal tombs in the Valley of the Kings, Luxor, Egypt, Nov. 5, 2015. (H. Elrasam/VOA)

Tourists and journalists line up to visit newly opened tombs of ancient nobles in Luxor, Egypt, Nov. 5, 2015. (H. Elrasam/VOA)
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Tourists and journalists line up to visit newly opened tombs of ancient nobles in Luxor, Egypt, Nov. 5, 2015. (H. Elrasam/VOA)

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