Monday, February 18, 2008

Egyptian Warrior Tomb Found in Luxor

Scientists have found the unique well-preserved tomb of an ancient warrior in an Egyptian necropolis on the western bank of Luxor.

The burial chamber found in the ancient Dra Abul Naga cemetery contained a mummy, a wooden coffin and five arrows made of reed, the National Geographic reported.

Archeologists say the tomb belonged to a high-ranking official who served during Egypt's 11th dynasty, when soldiers played an important role in society.