Egypt opened three tombs in the ancient city of Luxor to the public for the first time on Thursday, hoping to spur interest in tourism, despite the shadow of last weekend’s airline crash in the Sinai Peninsula. One of the major tombs that was opened belonged to a Viceroy of Kush named Hun, who worked for King Tutankhamen.  The two other tombs opened on Thursday are known as Tomb TT 277 of Amunemonet, a priest in the funerary temple of Amenhotep III, and Tomb TT 278 of Amunemhab, who was the keeper of the cattle belonging to the temple of the god Amun Re.

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