LUXOR, EGYPT – We call this next story: tomb it may concern.
That’s because Italian archaeologists found some tombs in Egypt that are more than 3,000-years-old.
The tombs are in Luxor, in southern Egypt, and located on the west bank of the Nile under the mortuary temple of Pharaoh Amenhotep II who reigned from 1427 BC to 1401 BC.
The Egyptian ministry of really old stuff says the archeologists found 12 well-preserved mud, brick, and sandstone canopic jars decorated with the four sons of the god Horus. They have the heads of a human, a baboon, a jackal and a falcon, and were meant to help the soul find its way to heaven.
The jars were supposed to hold the preserved liver, lung, stomach, and intestines, something you’d need once you got to where you were going.
Scientists say the find suggests rich people owned the tomb.