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Archaeologists unearth 57 ancient tombs in Egypt

A major new archaeological find could encourage travellers to plan Egypt holidays.

Some 57 ancient tombs have been unearthed at Lahoun, which lies to the south of Cairo, the oldest of which dates back to around 2750 BC.

Most of the burial sites were also found to contain mummies from the North African's country's 18th dynasty of rulers, which were wrapped in painted cloth decorated with verses from the Book of the Dead.

The images also included scenes in which ancient deities were pictured.

According to the country's Supreme Council of Antiquities, which is in charge of archaeological finds of this nature, the discovery gives experts a clearer view of religious beliefs at the time.

Including this latest discovery, more than 100 tombs have been found in the area over the past year.

The Adventure Company's Ancient Egypt Explorer trip gives travellers the chance to discover more about the country's ancient past.

It includes a trip to the famous Valley of the Kings and the immense Karnak Temple, as well as Cairo and the Pyramids.

If this article sparks your imagination then have a look at our Giza and the pyramids or our family holidays to Egypt page