Archaeology: Italian mission discovers Luxor necropolis

posted Jan 10, 2013, 11:32 AM by ARCE Northwest
(ANSAmed) - CAIRO, JANUARY 10 - Life-long archaeologist Angelo Sesana, now head of the mission carrying out excavations on the western bank of the Nile in Luxor, says with unabashed excitement that ''it moves you like little else to bring back to life someone who sought immortality 4,000 years ago.'' The mission is being conducted by the Centre of Egyptology Francesco Ballerini (CEFB) in the Egyptian city best known for the Valley of the Kings and in the area corresponding to the temple of the Pharaoh Amenhotep II, who reigned during the 18th dynasty (1427-1401 B.C.). Today the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities announced that his mission had found a necropolis and a group of canopy vases, in which the mummified innards of the dead were kept. The finds are in perfect condition.