>> The contents of this unopened Egyptian sarcophagus was a mystery until now. This is Thuya. She's a well-preserved mummy unveiled by archaeologists in Luxor. Her body dates back to the 18th Egyptian dynasty. That makes her around 3,000 years old. And while archaeologists were thrilled with that discovery, that wasn't all they found.
After 5 months of digging and under 300 meters of rubble, they found another tomb. These wall paintings reveal the identity of the tomb's owner. It's estimated to be a 4,000-year-old tomb containing some 1,000 Ushabti statues. According to the ancient Egyptians they're miniature figurines of servants who tend to the dead in the after life.
In ancient Egypt, humans were mummified to preserve their bodies after death. So far this year, Egypt has revealed over a dozen ancient discoveries. The country is now hoping these discoveries will revitalize its image abroad, drawing travelers who have shunned it since the 2011 political uprising.