Skip to comments.Ancient statesman skeleton found in Giza
Posted on 03/24/2014 12:12:37 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
In collaboration with the Ministry of Antiquities, a Czech mission working in the area of Abu Seer in Giza discovered a skeleton of a senior statesman called Nefer who lived under rule of the King Nefer-ir-ka-Re of the fifth dynasty from ancient Egypts Pharaonic era.
The team team was resuming studies on his tomb, which was discovered last year, when Nefer's skeleton was found inside the coffin, according to Minister of Antiquities Mohamed Ibrahim.
Ali al-Asfar, head of the Egyptian antiquities sector, Nefers tomb was rocky and unfinished, located within mortuary complex for burial that consists of four corridors. The eastern side is for Nefer and one of his family members. It extends from the north to the south. It also contains five wells and a false door.
Asfar indicated that the owner of the tomb was the priest of the mortuary complex of King Nefer-ir-ka-Re. He had many titles such as supervisor of the scribes of royal documents.
Alaa al-Shahat, general director of Sakkara archaeologist area, said several pots and golden items were found. All the items were sent to Saqqara.
The mission said work at the tomb has not been finished yet seeking discovery of more antiquities.
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We’ve got a bunch of statesmen right here who should join him.
In the prepared statement, it was noted that the fact he was a statesman was determined as a certainty because his mouth was open.
and no vertebra were found.
I thought it was because the coin that was laid in his mouth for payment to Charon so that he could cross the River Styx was found in his hand.
That, and the freakishly small brain pan.
And that's a LONG time ago.
I thought I already told you - No images of Mohammed!
Do you need a timeout?
algore is not a scientist.
He’s a 2-time college dropout.
2 time drop-out from seminary....
Was Larry King?
;’) If this place were filled with humorless drones, it wouldn’t be any fun to visit.
Yup, the 4th built the Giza pyramids, and the 5th was just one or two generations after Menkaure; sounds a lot like the country underwent an economic collapse brought on by the impressive but utterly stupid projects there. :’)
He looks like he’s old enough for me to outrun.