Egypt opens 2 restored ancient tombs

Egypt has unveiled two roughly 3,500-year-old tombs following restoration work in Luxor.

The work on the tombs was carried out by an Egyptian-US team at a royal cemetery near the Valley of the Kings.

The restored walls of the tombs bear vivid drawings. One of them also contains statues of its owner, a priest, and his wife sitting side by side.

The secretary general of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities, Mostafa Waziri, said the tombs were in very good condition after "years of working, conservation, fixing of colors and removing of soot." He added, "Now we have them as a new tourist attraction."

Egyptian officials also showed the media a large mural of a pharaoh and various deities being restored at the temple complex in Karnak, a popular tourist site.

The ministry plans to open the mural to the public when the restoration work is completed.