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Tombs with Mummy Found in Egypt

CAIRO – Archaeologists have unearthed 57 ancient Egyptian tombs, most of which hold an ornately painted wooden sarcophagus with a mummy inside, Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities said Sunday.
The oldest tombs date back to around 2750 B.C., during the period of Egypt’s first and second dynasties, the council said in a statement.Twelve of the tombs belong the 18th Dynasty, which ruled Egypt during the second millennium B.C. The 18th Dynasty includes such well-known pharaohs as Tutankhamun, Akhenaten and Queen Hatshepsut.
The discovery throws new light on Egypt’s ancient religions, the council said.

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A news item text is composed to tell the newsworthy event of the day. News item text has generic structure; newsworthy event, background, and sources. This example of news item text about the finding of 57 tombs in Egypt has detail generic structure as follow:

Newsworthy event; the news of finding of tombs with mummy in Egypt

Background; the tombs has the oldest date around 2750 B.C. It was the period of Egypt’s first and second dynasties.

Source; the council said that the finding of the tombs threw new light on Egypt’s ancient religions


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