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Antiquities Minister, Dr. Eldamaty is to open three New
Kingdom Tombs next Thursday November 5, 2015 in front of their visitors
for the first time since their discovery at Qurnat Marey' Area – Luxor.
The Ministry of Antiquities also celebrates the reopening of two other
tombs; that of Horemheb and King Thutmosis III at the Valley of the
Kings after the termination of their regular maintenance works.
Eldamaty clarified that the three tombs that will be opened for the
first time are among the most important tombs of the Nobles at this
period and they are: Tomb TT 40 of " Imn hotep – Hwy" Deputy of King
Tutankhamun in Kush and Governor of the South Lands, Tomb TT 277 of "
Imnement" who carried the title of the godfather of Imn hotep III
palace, in addition to Tomb TT 278 of " Amunemheb" who was the keeper of
Amun Re Cattle in the New Kingdom.
Eldamaty added that this step
comes within the Ministry's general plan to open new archaeological
sites for encouraging tourism.
On the other hand, Dr. Mostafa Wsiry
General manager of Luxor Archaeological Area said that the two tombs of
Ramses III and Ramses IX will be closed in order to terminate the
lighting project there.
All these openings coincide with the
celebrations of Luxor Governorate of its national day (4-11-2015). A
number of activities will take place at this day and will be witnessed
by the Minister of Antiquities accompanied by a number of Ministers and
public figures. Among the activities are a pharaonic ballet performance
organized by the Cairo Opera House at in front of Hatchepsut Temple. The
Egyptian Armed forces will also participate with a military music
performance touring the whole country in addition to pop dancing and
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