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Ancient tomb discovered in Egypt 2018.12.05
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RECENTLY, archaeologists in Egypt (埃及) discovered a 3,500-year-old tomb in Luxor (樂蜀), with over 1,000 artefacts and two coffins inside, most likely containing a priest and his wife. The two coffins were opened on 24 November.
After five months of clearing rubble 300 metres deep from the entrance, archaeologists were finally able to enter the tomb. They said that both the coffins and the mummies were in good condition, especially the female.
Although the tomb was from around 13th century BC, the mural of Queen Nefertari and her son were still colourful. This was the first time the Egyptian authorities have invited foreign press to see the opening of the coffins.
The artefacts mainly consist of wooden and clay figurines portraying human and other animals.

(This article is published on Goodies on 05 December 2018)


1. archaeologist (n)
    考古學家

2. coffin (n)
    棺木

3. rubble (n)
    碎石

4. press (n)
    新聞界





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  1. 1. Which city was the tomb found at?
    A. Cairo
    B. Paris
    C. Luxor

  2. 2. How long did the archaeologists spend clearing the entrance?
    A. Five months
    B. Seven months
    C. One year

  3. 3. What time was the tomb from?
    A. 13th century AD
    B. 13th century BC
    C. 21st century AD

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