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Archaeologists have discovered a new tomb in Egypt.

  1. A new tomb in Egypt has been discovered by archaeologists.
  2. A new tomb has been discovered in Egypt by archaeologists.

Which word order is correct?

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Either word order is correct. It simply depends on whether you wish to emphasise that a new tomb has been discovered, or you wish to emphasise that a new tomb in Egypt has been discovered.

You could also have said:

In Egypt, a new tomb has been discovered by archaeologists.

if you only wanted to emphasise that this event took place in Egypt.

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