A family burial complex dating to the Second Intermediate Period has been discovered at the Dra Abu el-Naga necropolis at Luxor.
The Egyptian mission uncovered 30 burial shafts with a similar architectural design, and a mud-brick offering chapel which contained a collection of shabtis and amulets.
One of the burials contained a large red-granite sarcophagus inscribed for the vizier Ahkhu, who served the Thirteenth Dynasty king Sobekhotep II. Other finds included canopic jar stoppers, cartonnage fragments, and several woven baskets.
Also at Dra Abu el-Naga, two previously discovered tomb-chapels have been opened to the public following restoration work by a Spanish-Egyptian mission. TT11 belongs to Djehuty, Overseer of the Treasury under Hatshepsut (Eighteenth Dynasty); TT12 is the Tomb of Hery, Overseer of the Granary of Queen Ahhotep (Seventeenth Dynasty).
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