Millennia-old mummy found in Egypt tomb

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Spanish archaeologists have discovered a millennia-old mummy in "very good condition" near the southern Egyptian town of Luxor, the antiquities ministry said.

The archaeological team's head, Myriam Seco Alvarez, said the mummy was decorated with "many colourful decorations recalling religious symbols from ancient Egypt, such as the goddesses Isis and Nephtys displaying their wings, and the four sons of Horus".

It is a key site for Egypt's tourist industry, which has been battered by political instability and violence since the 2011 revolution that toppled then-president Hosni Mubarak.

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