Egyptian officials have reopened the tomb of Ramses I after it was neglected and ended up covered with bat droppings and bird mess.
The renovation and restoration work was carried out on the tomb in Luxor by the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities.
Unveiling the newly clean site in the Valley of Kings, which is on the banks of the River Nile, the Minister, Khaled el-Anani, said that dust from pollution as well as bird and bat waste needed to be removed from both the floors and the walls of the historic site.
They had then needed to clean the precious inscriptions which were first rediscovered by archaeologist Giovanni Belzoni in 1817.
The site includes a long corridor leading to the tomb which includes a granite sarcophagus to the king who ruled for just two years from 1292-1290 BC.
The spectacular wall illustrations include an image of the king kneeling down before the gods of Nkhun, Bi and Hieraknopolis.
The mum itself is on display elsewhere at the Luxor Museum’s Hall of the Glory of Thebes.
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