Archeologists discover ancient coffin in Egypt’s Luxor


LUXOR, Egypt, Feb. 4 — Archeologists discovered an ancient child’s wooden coffin that dates back to over 3,000 years ago in Upper Egypt’s tourist city of Luxor, Xinhua was told on Monday.

A Spanish archeological team, led by Jose Manuel Galan, announced on Monday the discovery of the ancient wooden coffin inside a tomb that was designed for a child that belongs to the 18th Pharaonic dynasty. The coffin did not have any Pharaonic inscriptions due to its small size.

“The coffin was found during the ongoing excavation and documentation of the tomb of Djehuty, one of the most high-ranking dignitaries during the era of Queen Hatshepsut, at Dira Abul-Naga area in western Luxor,” said Mansour Boraik, field director of excavations in Luxor.

The Spanish mission also discovered a number of ancient pots and wooden Ushabti statues wrapped in linen next to the child’s coffin, said Boraik.

The find came a few days after the Spanish team discovered a 3, 550 year-old child’s sarcophagus in the same area.