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Egypt’s antiquities minister Khaled el-Enany and Mostafa Waziri, the secretary general of the supreme council of antiquities, inspect an intact sarcophagus during its opening.
The sarcophagus was one of two found earlier this month by a French-led mission in the Al-Assasif necropolis on the west bank of the Nile.
Located between the royal tombs at the Valley of the Queens and the Valley of the Kings, the Al-Assasif necropolis is the burial site of nobles and senior officials who were close to the pharaohs.
Image Credit: Photograph by Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty Images