Japanese archaeologists discovered a new tomb in Khoja area in Egypt’s Luxor. The tomb was built for a person named “Khonso“, who served as royal scribe during the era known as the Ramesside period of the 19th (1292-1189 BC) and 20th Dynasties (1189-1077) during ancient Egypt’s New Kingdom.
The tomb was discovered during an archaeological survey carried out by the mission to the east of the front yard of the tomb of an individual named “Osarhat“, who was a senior statesman under the reign of King Amenhotep III. A large hole was found made into the north wall of Osarhat’s tomb, which turned out to be the entrance to another tomb, belonging to an individual named “Khonso“.
The tomb contains inscriptions and scenes, including one that depicts the Sun God Atum Ra in his boat with four baboons kneeling in front of him. The inner chamber of the tomb is still filled with large stone blocks, but more inscriptions and scenes are believed to be found in it after clearing. According to the researchers this discovery shows that there still might be other tombs in the same area, yet to be discovered.
(after Egypt Independent)