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Location: Egypt         Length: 13 min

Three thousand years ago, Egyptian priests gathered up the mummies and grave goods from many royal tombs and hid them away in a secret cave.  In 1871, in the cliffs of Deir El Behri, not far from Luxor in Egypt, a young boy called Ahmed El-Rassul accidentally discovered a hidden tomb in the belly of the mountain near his home.  Ahmed and his family looted the tomb for over a decade until their activities became known to the Egyptian antiquities service.  When archaeologists arrived, they were stunned by what they saw.

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