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September 27 2012

Egypt reopens ancient tombs after renovation


The two tombs - 'Serapeum' and 'Akhethotep & Ptahhotep' - had undergone ten years of renovation, with an estimated cost of £1.2 million.

Discovered by archaeologist Auguste Mariette in 1851, the tomb of Serapuem's significance lies in the sarcophagus of the bull 'Apis', which pharaohs considered sacred.

Mariette however only found one untouched tomb which at the time was blown open by dynamite.

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