It’s November 2018 and in the Egyptian Assasseef valley near the city of Luxor, a team of archaeologists have made an incredible discovery. They have uncovered two sarcophagi within the depths of a tomb, thought to be around 3,500 years old. And after opening them, they find impeccably preserved remains.
The city of Luxor has been called the “world’s greatest open-air museum.” This is thanks to the myriad of archaeological wonders found there. Indeed, the modern-day city stands upon the ruins of the city known as Waset in Ancient Egypt.
Waset, referred to as Thebes outside the kingdom, was once Egypt’s capital. It was at the height of its significance throughout the eras known as the Middle Kingdom and the New Kingdom. The former was from roughly 2050 to 1710, while the latter lasted from around 1570 to 1069 B.C.