Skip to comments.Archaeology: Italian mission discovers Luxor necropolis: Amenhotep II temple...
Posted on 01/10/2013 6:55:14 PM PST by SunkenCiv
Sesana's mission brought to light burials from the Middle Kingdom (1800 B.C.) through the Third Intermediate Period (1000-700 B.C.) to the Ptolemaic Era. The canopy vases are thought to have come from the tomb of a woman. They date back to the period between 1075 and 664 B.C. and, Sesana notes, were laid out in the manner of two on one side and two on the other of the burial, inside of which a sarcophagus and skeleton were found. The archaeologist said that they were unidentified. ''But another time, and it was such a strong emotion that I began jumping up and down, I found canopy vases with the inscription of the name of the dead. It was the same name as that of a sarcophagus I had identified six years before.'' ''This year has been one of incredibly great finds. Five days ago we found the tomb of a child, with a small sarcophagus in terracotta and stupendous tableware, bowls and plates. It dates back to the Middle Kingdom, 1800 B.C. Another unique find was the monumental ramp that we are in the process of consolidating. It is grandiose, spectacular,'' said Sesana, who will tomorrow be going back to Italy. But he will be coming back again to Luxor and its temple to be discovered.
(Excerpt) Read more at ansamed.info ...
The excavations on the area of the Temple of Millions of years of Amenhotep II (XVIII Dynasty). (Image from cefb.it)
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Just adding to the catalog, not sending a general distribution.
Drunk on the Vegas strip is no way to file scholarly papers.
Oh my...what a glaring error in the original article!
“canopy vases” should read “canopic jars”.
The “canopic Jars” (usually 4 in number) held the mummy’s vital organs which were removed from the body and mummified separately, as they decomposed more rapidly and hasted the destruction of the body.
A “canopy vase” would be a vase on or with a canopy.
Hey, what’s excavated in Vegas, stays in Vegas.
And there’s more, looks like a bad case of ESL.
Ha Ha ha...
Here is a riddle from the days before everyone had indoor plumbing:
What does a rich man have OVER his bed,
That a poor man has under his bed?
Answer: A Can-o-pee.
The only bright spot has been the continued archaeology being done there.
I told my wife that when I die, I want to be buried with: a chia pet; a hermetically sealed photo of Phyllis Diller; three bolts; a jar of mayonnaise; a ping pong ball; two Barney the Dinosaur baseball cards; a VISIT WALL DRUG! bumper sticker; a nickel and four pennies; a bottle of Aqua Velva aftershave with no label on it; and two corn dog sticks. I’d like to see the archeologist’s face who discovers this crap and tries to figure it out five thousand years from now.
If the Deadites recover the Necronomicon, all mankind will be consumed by this evil. Klatu Nikto Barata, or something.
Er....that's canopic, ya dumb urinalist.
If you think about the population of the world at those times it was pretty incredible what they did
The population of the world was about 50 million (climbing to 100 million at the time of Khurush i.e. Cyrus the Great )
Egypt would have been maybe 5% of humanity...
Morsi wants to convince the West that he is just a lovable fuzzball, no more dangerous than the Turkish islamist party. If he shut archeology down, scholars and politicians across the West would be on to him.
After the tourist massacre by jihadists at Luxor in 1997, two things were surprising — #1, that Egyptian tourism revived, and #2, that there weren’t massive calls in the US for gun control. If memory serves (returning to archaeology in a transparent attempt to keep this on-topic) Kent Weeks, rediscoverer of KV5, was inside the tomb that day, but near the entrance, and some of his trusted workers rushed in and got everyone to go deep inside the place and hide.
Quibble, the population of just the Americas was higher than 50 million when Egypt was in its Middle Kingdom period. The riverine societies in general wound up developing massive food surpluses which made everything else, every kind of kraft, possible and fruitful. Egypt’s population, then as now, was nearly entirely living within just a few miles of the Nile, and were concentrated, and of course divided into de facto city-states, not to mention the Upper and Lower countries. Egypt was in part conquered plenty of times, but thanks to its length, it was quite difficult for a conqueror to grab the whole thing, and there were good reasons not to care about the more distant parts.
Phyllis Diller photos will be ubiquitous in digs five thousand years from now, I’m sure of it.
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