6 mummies discovered near Egypt's Valley of the Kings

Archaeologists in Egypt have discovered six mummies and a treasure trove of other ancient relics in a 3,500-year-old tomb near the southern city of Luxor, the country's antiquities ministry told the Agence France Presse on Tuesday.

The tomb, which was uncovered in the Draa Abul Nagaa necropolis near Egypt's Valley of the Kings, also contained a number of colorful wooden coffins and more than 1,000 funerary statues, AFP reported.

In a statement, the ministry said it believed the tomb likely belonged to a nobleman who worked as the city judge.

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