Egypt opens never-been-seen ancient tombs to woo tourists

The most significant tomb opened was that of Huy, Viceroy of Kush under the famed King Tutankhamun.

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In a bid to boost tourism in Egypt following last weekend's airline crash in the Sinai Peninsula, the country has opened 3 tombs in Luxor to the public for the first time.

The opened tombs are known as Tomb TT 277 of Amunemonet, a priest in the funerary temple of Amenhotep III, and Tomb TT 278 of Amunemhab, who was the keeper of the cattle belonging to the temple of the god Amun Re.

According to AP, the most significant tomb opened was that of Huy, Viceroy of Kush under the famed King Tutankhamun.

Found inside the tomb are wall paintings depicting a great festival with southerners from Nubia paying tribute.

According to John Darnell of Yale University, the tomb of Huy "gives us one of the most detailed and colorful glimpses into the interactions of Egyptians and Nubians during the high noon of imperial Egypt"

The tombs were further described as the most important ones made for nobles of the New Kingdom period, which ended over 3,000 years ago.

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