It also followed reports that the final resting place of Tutankhamun's wife Ankhesenamun may soon be found.
Archaeologists have now begun to excavate an area near a tomb at the World Heritage Site in the Valley of the Kings, which they believe contains her body.
The government has tightened security around archaeological and tourist sites and spent millions of dollars to upgrade airport security following the 2015 downing of a Russian airliner by the Islamic State group, killing 224 people on board.
The bombing dealt Egypt's vital tourism sector a hard blow after Russia suspended flights to and from Egypt.
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