Egypt’s local digest Nov. 13: “Royal House Servant” tomb unearthed in Luxor
The lid of a coffin excavated at the tomb of "the royal house servant" west of Luxor. Antiquities Ministry Facebook page.

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“Royal House Servant” tomb unearthed in Luxor

The tomb of the “Servant of the Royal House” has been accidentally unearthed in Luxor, the antiquities ministry announced in a statement Sunday.

The tomb, which dates back to the Late Period (1,069B.C.-664B.C.), was found during excavation work carried out by a Spanish archaeological mission working at the “Temple of Millions of Years” of Pharaoh Thutmose III, located in the west bank of Luxor, according to Mahmoud Afifi, head of the Egyptian archaeology sector at the Ministry of Antiquities.

A coffin, containing a Cartonnage-made mummy was found inside the tomb, said Afifi, adding that the mummy is in a good state of preservation.


Funeral prayers held for Egypt’s prominent actor Mahmoud Abdel Aziz

Funeral prayers for Egyptian actor Mahmoud Abdel Aziz were held at Police Mosque in the Sixth of October City on Sunday.

Abdel Aziz, an iconic Egyptian actor that enriched the life with his great talent, died on Saturday at the age of 70 after a battle with illness. Member of the actors syndicate’s board Ehab Famy said he suffered from severe anemia and his health deteriorated rapidly in the days before his death.

A host of artists, media figures, politicians were present at the funeral prayer.


Egypt’s Navy rescues 33 people aboard yacht in Marsa Alam

Egypt’s Naval forces at the Red Sea saved on Sunday a tourist yacht with 33 persons on board after encountering technical problems, state news agency MENA reported.

The naval base in the Red Sea received a distress call from “Diving City” yacht after its engine broke down. Naval units rushed to the scene and evacuated 24 tourists and nine crew members who were on board.

The yacht was towed to the naval base for repairs.


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