Egyptian minister of antiquities Khaled el-Anany (centre) with one of the 30 ancient wooden coffins discovered in a necropolis on the west bank of the Nile, near Luxor. Photograph: Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities/AP

Details of 30 ancient wooden coffins recently discovered in the Egyptian city of Luxor have been revealed by the country’s antiquities authority. Mos(...)

Newly-discovered mummies wrapped in linen which were found in burial chambers dating to the Ptolemaic era. Photograph: AFP

Egyptian archaeologists have uncovered a tomb containing 50 mummies dating back to the Ptolemaic era, in Minya, south of Cairo, the ministry of antiqu(...)

A worker carves a statuette from alabaster, the same material the Pharaohs used to build their temples and tombs, at a workshop in Luxor, Egypt. Photograph: Reuters

Archaeologists have discovered a well-preserved, 4,400-year-old tomb of a royal priest and his family in Egypt, in a “one of a kind” find, Egyptian au(...)

Workers carry mummified cats at the Saqqara area in  Egypt. Photograph: Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters

Archaeologists in Egypt have discovered seven Pharaonic Age tombs containing dozens of cat mummies, as well as wooden statues depicting other animals (...)

The golden sarcophagus of King Tutankhamun in his burial chamber  in the Valley of the Kings, Luxor, Egypt. Photograph: Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters

Radar scans have proved conclusively that Tutankhamun’s burial chamber has no hidden rooms, according to Egypt’s antiquities ministry. Extensive stud(...)