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US diggers identify tomb of Pharoah Sobekhotep I
Times Live NZ ^ | 6 January, 2014 | Sapa-AFP

Posted on 01/12/2014 8:55:38 PM PST by SunkenCiv

A US team in Egypt has identified the tomb of pharaoh Sobekhotep I, believed to be the founder of the 13th dynasty 3,800 years ago, the antiquities minister said.

The team from the University of Pennsylvania had discovered the quartzite sarcophagus of Sobekhotep I, which weighed about 60 tonnes, a year ago, but was unable to identify who it belonged to until last week, the ministry said.

Its identity was established after the team found fragments of a slab inscribed with the pharaoh's name and showed him sitting on a throne, Antiquities Minister Mohamed Ibrahim said in a statement.

"He is likely the first who ruled Egypt at the start of the 13th dynasty during the second intermediate period," the minister said.

The discovery is important as not much information was available about Sobekhotep I "who ruled Egypt for four years and a half, the longest rule at this time," said Ayman El-Damarani, a ministry official.

The tomb's discovery in the southern archaeological site of Abydos is expected to reveal more details about his life and rule, he added.

The team also discovered the remnants of canopic vases traditionally used to preserve internal body organs, along with gold objects owned by the king.

(Excerpt) Read more at timeslive.co.za ...


TOPICS: History; Science; Travel
KEYWORDS: 13thdynasty; egypt; godsgravesglyphs; sobekhotep; sobekhotepi
A handout picture taken on January 1, 2014 and released by Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities shows 60-ton quartzite Sarcophagus chamber of King Sobekhotep I in south Abydos in Upper Egypt. Image by: SCA / AFP

A handout picture taken on January 1, 2014 and released by Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities shows 60-ton quartzite Sarcophagus chamber of King Sobekhotep I in south Abydos in Upper Egypt.
Image by: SCA / AFP

1 posted on 01/12/2014 8:55:38 PM PST by SunkenCiv
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To: SunkenCiv

But did they find a Stargate?


2 posted on 01/12/2014 8:57:17 PM PST by Greetings_Puny_Humans (I mostly come out at night... mostly.)
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To: StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; decimon; 1010RD; 21twelve; 24Karet; 2ndDivisionVet; ...

3 posted on 01/12/2014 8:57:18 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: Greetings_Puny_Humans

[sigh] Mummy told me there’d be days like this.


4 posted on 01/12/2014 8:59:46 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: SunkenCiv

Sobekhotep? He was an okay Pharoah. We had many a talk back in the days of his reign. He always kept wanting to build me a monument. I told him I didn’t need one but would play a song for him every now and then called “walk like an Egyptian”.


5 posted on 01/12/2014 9:00:22 PM PST by Redcitizen (Never bring a tank to a Chuck Norris fight.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Hopefully another un-plundered tomblike Tut’s will be found some day.


6 posted on 01/12/2014 9:08:12 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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http://www.encyclo.co.uk/define/Sobekhotep%20I

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sekhemre_Khutawy_Sobekhotep

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/66/Sobekhotep_I.jpg


7 posted on 01/12/2014 9:11:31 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: SunkenCiv

Those ancient Egyptians were wise to set such short term limits for their rulers.


8 posted on 01/12/2014 9:18:37 PM PST by shove_it (old Old Guardsman 1962-63)
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To: shove_it

They didn’t; while working on this topic posting, I got thinking about Mentuhotep II, noticed when I looked something up about him that he ruled 51 years.


9 posted on 01/12/2014 9:25:34 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: SunkenCiv

"He was born in Arizona .... got a condo made of stone-a ..."

10 posted on 01/12/2014 9:27:29 PM PST by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: BenLurkin

Un-plundered Tombs were found in Tanis—one with a silver coffin but these were done in WW II and didn’t get the PR that Tut did! The findings of two Royal Tombs was bad luck for the French Team that found them because no one was interested! Sad Really because they were important finds.


11 posted on 01/12/2014 9:39:45 PM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

I find it fascinating that these curses have so much power, even after thousands of years. The team that excavated King Tut’s tomb ended up dying under circumstances that can be easily described as attributed to a curse and then of course, the two that you mentioned. Makes me glad I have a superstitious side to me to prevent me from messing with stuff I have no business messing with.


12 posted on 01/12/2014 9:49:39 PM PST by CorporateStepsister (I am NOT going to force a man to make my dreams come true)
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To: CorporateStepsister

The curses may well have been linked to science—The could have placed germs and toxins in the tombs—Egyptians knew a great deal about poisons and such—so there might be a logical side to the curses.


13 posted on 01/12/2014 9:57:39 PM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

You’re quite right; chances are the Egyptians laced all of this with poison. When you throw in the brilliant science of the traps and mazes that the tombs consisted of, it explains all of it.

Yet, I still think black magic still lingers one way or another.


14 posted on 01/12/2014 9:59:30 PM PST by CorporateStepsister (I am NOT going to force a man to make my dreams come true)
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To: Greetings_Puny_Humans; Lmo56; Redcitizen; SunkenCiv
"But did they find a Stargate?"

The Stargate as discovered under the tomb of Pharoah Steppinfetchit III several years ago.

Try to keep up.

15 posted on 01/12/2014 10:01:51 PM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: shibumi

Doh! No wonder Colonel O’Neil and Tielk always roll their eyes at me when I ask this question.


16 posted on 01/12/2014 10:16:04 PM PST by Greetings_Puny_Humans (I mostly come out at night... mostly.)
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To: CorporateStepsister
The team that excavated King Tut’s tomb ended up dying under circumstances that can be easily described as attributed to a curse ...

Lord Carnarvon and the mosquito would probably agree with you. 'Course, if he had lived, we might not have "Downton Abbey" today ...

17 posted on 01/12/2014 10:29:08 PM PST by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: Lmo56

Remind me to thank King Tut for that.


18 posted on 01/12/2014 10:29:44 PM PST by CorporateStepsister (I am NOT going to force a man to make my dreams come true)
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To: SunkenCiv

This stuff always drives me crazy.

Look at how straight the inside walls are of this sarcophagus, and the sharp right angle cuts of the interior.

This is quartzite and was made using crude had tools nearly 4000 years ago? It’s like the pyramids at Giza.

Giza pyramids are so far superior to all other Egyptian pyramids - it is obvious that what we’re seeing was made with technology beyond what the ancient Egyptians of circa 4000 years ago possessed.


19 posted on 01/12/2014 11:24:54 PM PST by SatinDoll (A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN IS BORN IN THE USA OF USA CITIZEN PARENTS)
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To: SunkenCiv
US diggers identify tomb of Pharoah Sobekhotep I

How long before Kerry requests a billion dollars of aid for him?

20 posted on 01/13/2014 4:24:58 AM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: SunkenCiv

Professor Brier says those long reigns were usually followed by a collapse, because the Pharoah was too old to keep the state functioning, but couldn’t be replaced until he died.


21 posted on 01/13/2014 4:25:09 AM PST by Tax-chick (Tell the mad chameleon he's not welcome anymore.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Wait a minnit!

US diggers? But but but...

Diggers are Aussie!


22 posted on 01/13/2014 12:54:23 PM PST by Grimmy (equivocation is but the first step along the road to capitulation)
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To: SatinDoll

I’m a big fan of the geopolymerization explanation.

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/geopolymerization/index?tab=articles


23 posted on 01/13/2014 3:39:07 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: Grimmy

;’)


24 posted on 01/13/2014 3:48:57 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: Tax-chick

If that were true, it would have happened after Pharaoh Pepi (reigned over 80 years), after the long reign of Rameses II “the Great”, etc — Brier has it wrong, it’s typical for the longer reigning monarchs, pharaohs, emperors, etc to be at the beginning. It’s not foolproof of course, but e.g. Elizabeth I of England left no heir of her body; her heir was her cousin James.


25 posted on 01/13/2014 3:56:01 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: SunkenCiv
Its identity was established after the team found fragments of a slab inscribed with the pharaoh's name and showed him sitting on a throne

That's the same way they found Elvis.

26 posted on 01/13/2014 4:03:08 PM PST by GreenHornet
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To: BenLurkin; Forward the Light Brigade; Lmo56; CorporateStepsister

Earlier in the 20th century a splendid unplundered tomb was found, relatives of Tut’s in fact, some of those items were included in the Tut exhibition I saw a few years ago in Chicago.

BTW, the supposed curse was written by some 20th c yellow journalist. There was no curse. Caernavon died of an infection that set in when he nicked a mosquito bite while shaving — also he wasn’t a young man. And as imaginary curses go, this one was unusually slow-acting, taking twenty-some years to finally get everyone involved — unless one counts the Egyptian labor who helped with the excavation , the last of whom died in the 1970s I think.


27 posted on 01/13/2014 4:03:35 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: SunkenCiv
You do know that 30 or so kilometers off the southwestern coastline of India, large cities of stone with pyramids have been found under the sea? Same with the archipelago of the Maldives.

Sea level rose starting 15,000 years ago. There is a lot underwater we just haven't discovered, yet.

28 posted on 01/13/2014 4:32:06 PM PST by SatinDoll (A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN IS BORN IN THE USA OF USA CITIZEN PARENTS)
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To: GreenHornet

Or Lupe Velez.


29 posted on 01/13/2014 4:42:14 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: SatinDoll

When the big Indonesian tsunami a few years back arrived at the coast of India, the sea pulled back and very temporarily exposed a long-submerged city, the submergence of which had already been told about in local folklore. Submergence took place sometime during the Middle Ages.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shore_Temple

The Maldives were colonized by various waves of different people and cultures from India (the last one being the Islamic conquest, alas) and thanks to tectonic changes, some stuff constructed during the the past 1500-2000 years wound up submerged. These are close to shore and very minor.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/772283/posts
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/1807446/posts
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1896621/posts

http://listverse.com/2013/03/28/10-incredible-submerged-ruins/

http://weburbanist.com/2013/04/22/submerged-cities-7-underwater-wonders-of-the-world/


30 posted on 01/13/2014 4:55:07 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: SunkenCiv

There was no Curse found in the Tomb of King Tut—BUT there were curses found in Other Tombs! So the curse thing did exist in Ancient Egypt but they used Magic and Science side by side in their medicine and buildings. They were the best doctors in the Ancient World. They even put medications in the eye make-up everyone wore. Eye infections were unknown to them something that can’t be said today.


31 posted on 01/13/2014 4:55:42 PM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: CorporateStepsister

Those Egyptians were amateurs when it came to curses.
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32 posted on 01/13/2014 5:39:35 PM PST by Redcitizen (Never bring a tank to a Chuck Norris fight.)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

The ancients were a bit OCD about eye ailments, that was the number one medical specialty for at least a couple of thousand years. In Herodotus there is a tidbit about the Egyptian use of crocodile dung (processed somehow, but still...) for eye ailments; naturally they used a magical-thinking approach, but (basically through trial and error) identified a real remedy — in the 20th c it was found to contain a natural antibiotic.

As far as curses go, well, those are interesting from a sociological perspective, but are balderdash in reality.


33 posted on 01/14/2014 3:57:03 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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