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title CAIRO – Archaeologists have unearthed 57 ancientEgyptian tombs, most of which hold an ornately painted woodensarcophagus with a mummy inside, Egypt’s Supreme Council ofAntiquities said Sunday. The oldest tombs date back to around 2750 B.C., duringthe period of Egypt’s first and second dynasties, the council said ina statement. Twelve of the tombs belong the 18th Dynasty, whichruled Egypt during the second millennium B.C. The 18th Dynastyincludes such well-known pharaohs as Tutankhamen, Akhenaton andQueen Hatshepsut. The discovery throws new light on Egypt’s ancientreligions, the council said.