New discovery in Tutankhamun's tomb





Intact clay pots sealed with cartouches* of King Tutankhamun and eight baskets have been discovered in his treasure room in the Valley of the Kings, the Egyptian culture minister said Monday.

Farouk Hosni said the discovery was unearthed by the first Egyptian excavation team to work in the Valley of the Kings near the city of Luxor in southern Egypt.

The Valley of the Kings was used for burials for around 500 years from 1540 BC onwards.

*Cartouches are oval or oblong in shape and typically contain the Egyptian hieroglyphs for a monarch.



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