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Mysterious Buried Artifacts Discovered in Egypt's Valley of the Kings
LiveScience ^ | May 01, 2014 | Owen Jarus

Posted on 05/07/2014 7:06:17 PM PDT by SunkenCiv

Four deposits of artifacts possibly buried as a ritual act of sorts before the construction of a tomb have been discovered in Egypt's Valley of the Kings.

The so-called foundation deposits, arranged in a boxlike shape, contain a mix of artifacts, including the head of a cow, a vase painted in blue and flint blades that have wooden handles that are still preserved after more than three millennia...

The discovery was made in its "western valley," an area sometimes called the "valley of the monkeys" after a scene depicting 12 baboons was discovered in one of its tombs...

[Afifi] Ghonim, an archaeologist with the Egyptian Ministry of State for Antiquities, was field supervisor of the Egyptian expedition to the valley that took place between 2007 and 2011, and [Glen] Dash led a team that did ground-penetrating radar work. This expedition, led by Zahi Hawass, was the largest since Howard Carter discovered King Tutankhamun's tomb in 1922...

The newfound deposits were likely laid out as the foundation for a tomb...

The researchers suspect there is an undiscovered tomb nearby...

These foundation deposits are usually laid out so that four of them form a box shape and a fifth is placed on the axis of the tomb. "We found the four deposits that made up the box, but not the fifth. Perhaps it too is there, awaiting discovery in front of the tomb," Ghonim said.

(Excerpt) Read more at livescience.com ...


TOPICS: History; Science; Travel
KEYWORDS: egypt; godsgravesglyphs
The four deposits of artifacts found at Egypt's Valley of the Kings, in a boxlike shape. There should be a fifth deposit on the axis of the undiscovered tomb and that deposit has yet to be found. Credit: Afifi Rohim Afifi and Glen Dash

The four deposits of artifacts found at Egypt's Valley of the Kings, in a boxlike shape. There should be a fifth deposit on the axis of the undiscovered tomb and that deposit has yet to be found. Credit: Afifi Rohim Afifi and Glen Dash
A view of the Valley of the Kings, the burial place of rulers from Egypt's New Kingdom period (ca. 1550-1070 B.C.), including Merenptah. Credit: : Image by Przemyslaw Idzkiewicz, CC Attribution share-alike generic 2.5, available on Wikimedia

A view of the Valley of the Kings, the burial place of rulers from Egypt's New Kingdom period (ca. 1550-1070 B.C.), including Merenptah. Credit: : Image by Przemyslaw Idzkiewicz, CC Attribution share-alike generic 2.5, available on Wikimedia

1 posted on 05/07/2014 7:06:17 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
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To: SunkenCiv

I would love to go there.................


2 posted on 05/07/2014 7:07:59 PM PDT by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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To: SunkenCiv
The so-called foundation deposits, arranged in a boxlike shape, contain a mix of artifacts, including the head of a cow, a vase painted in blue and flint blades that have wooden handles that are still preserved after more than three millennia...

So THAT'S where I put it! I knew I should have made a map.

3 posted on 05/07/2014 7:08:32 PM PDT by Greetings_Puny_Humans (I mostly come out at night... mostly.)
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To: SunkenCiv

4 posted on 05/07/2014 7:11:49 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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“Zowie” Hawass denigrates Nick Reeves and his work:
http://www.drhawass.com/blog/search-truth-about-kv64

amarna royal tombs project
http://www.nicholasreeves.com/artp.aspx


5 posted on 05/07/2014 7:12:09 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Osage Orange

It could be pretty interesting. I’ve got to dig out the reference to an unknown, AFAIK unnumbered and unexcavated tomb, hope the book is the one I remember and that it’s online...

Meanwhile...

Theban Mapping Project (Valley of the Kings etc)
Theban Mapping Project | 1980s to present | Kent Weeks et al
Posted on 1/13/2005 11:03:55 PM by SunkenCiv
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/1320504/posts


6 posted on 05/07/2014 7:17:51 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Osage Orange

The so-called foundation deposits, arranged in a boxlike shape, contain a mix of artifacts, including the head of a cow, a vase painted in blue and flint blades that have wooden handles and a Kenyan birth certificate. :-)


7 posted on 05/07/2014 7:18:34 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Wished I’d spent a few extra days in Egypt.. Luxor! Thebes! The Valleys! Alas.


8 posted on 05/07/2014 7:18:34 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: Osage Orange

“I would love to go there.................”

Been there! I highly recommend a cruise down the Nile including a stop at the Valley of the Kings!


9 posted on 05/07/2014 7:19:37 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: NormsRevenge; Zhang Fei; Greetings_Puny_Humans

:’)


10 posted on 05/07/2014 7:22:09 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Osage Orange
I would love to go there......

Be prepared to find out what dysentery really is. Even if you try to stand on your head gravity doesn't help.

11 posted on 05/07/2014 7:22:18 PM PDT by ladyjane
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To: SunkenCiv
...after a scene depicting 12 baboons was discovered...


12 posted on 05/07/2014 7:25:58 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: SunkenCiv

99 dead baboons,
Sitting in my living room.
This one’s Jake, that one’s Dinah,
And there’s Big Ned in my recliner.


13 posted on 05/07/2014 7:26:31 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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Missing Tombs of the Pharaohs
By Peter Tyson
Posted 01.03.06NOVA
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/ancient/missing-tombs-pharaohs.html

[snip] All the same, it was something that Weeks said toward the end of our conversation that—I’ll be honest—really pricked up my ears. “One of my colleagues may very well make an announcement within the next three or four months of something, whether it’s another tomb remains to be seen,” Weeks said. “He is working in an area of the Valley that has not been looked at before. It was an area that I described in my book The Lost Tomb and predicted that there might very well be a tomb in that area. And something’s coming up—there are some scratches on the stone that are clearly man-made and not natural.” [/snip]


14 posted on 05/07/2014 7:32:31 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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Missing tombs of Egypt
Royal tombs still to be unearthed.
http://ib205.tripod.com/lost_tombs.html

[snip] Is there a 3rd grand cache of royal mummies waiting to be discovered? A faint graffiti left in the tomb of Horemheb by the High Priest Herihor may suggest that other royal mummies were being moved to a secret tomb (these mummies could include Horemheb, Ay and Tuthmosis I). Could this cache be hidden with the undiscovered tomb of High Priest Herihor himself? (Professor Andrzej Niwinski has recently been searching for this tomb using an ancient tomb robbers’ map). [/snip]


15 posted on 05/07/2014 7:34:40 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

Hate to say it but probably better to leave it all buried. MB can’t get at it there like the Taliban got the Buddhas in Afghanistan.


16 posted on 05/07/2014 7:53:52 PM PDT by eldoradude (How many democrats does it take to change a light bulb?)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

Ha!!


17 posted on 05/07/2014 7:53:58 PM PDT by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Thanks


18 posted on 05/07/2014 7:54:46 PM PDT by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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To: Huskrrrr
Been there in 1986 and 2007. Landscape changed a lot. Feels like Disneyland right now. Security measures due to religion of peace fanatics ruined everything.

if you go there, pay attention to two things:

1.Ancient Christian church close to Temple of Hatshepsut in ruins. Never mentioned.

2. Pyramid-like hill in Valley of the Kings - that's why the location was chosen in the first place.

Egyptian civilisation of Old and Middle Kingdom were nothing but the copycats of an older civilization flourishing there around 20,000 BC

Now is perhaps the last moment to visit Egypt. Sooner or later, Moozeslime Brotherhood will get the upper hand.

Be prepared, learn as much as you can and bring an awful lot of SD cards with you. It is indeed the race against the time.

19 posted on 05/07/2014 7:56:35 PM PDT by DTA
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To: ladyjane

Ha!!


20 posted on 05/07/2014 7:56:46 PM PDT by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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To: NormsRevenge; Huskrrrr

I went there back in 1977-78. Alexandria, took the tour through the desert to Cairo. It was crazy. I was going to go ashore and barter a knife and some pens...no chance.

First or second night there (I think) the Embassy Marines invited the entire ship to their walled in compound for a party! I went out with a friend for a ride on a horse drawn buggy, and a person would jump on the sideboard trying to sell you stuff...one scruffy guy jumped up and was trying to sell us a half-full bottle of something that was supposedly whiskey, but could have been piss...the driver reached over, full palm in the guy’s face and pushed him into the road.

We drove up to a traffic stoppage on the road that ran parallel to the Mediterranean, and as we approached, I saw it was some naked guy, wearing only a loincloth of some kind, dragging himself across the road. He appeared to be paralyzed from the waist down and was dragging his legs. His elbows and knees were scraped and bloody.

The thing that blew my mind is that people drove right up to him, slammed on their brakes and leaned on their horns. My mouth was wide open. I had spent a night with my family walking the streets of New Delhi, and that had been my first introduction to abject poverty, even more than I had seen in the Philippines. But there was something callous and hard about the way these people treated this guy dragging his crippled body across that pavement.

When we got to the compound, it was a wild scene. Hundreds of drunk guys stumbling around in groups inside this compound...could have been 100 or 500, I can’t remember how many. Had an interesting interaction with SGTMAJ Douglass, the top enlisted marine with the detachment on the JFK, back when they had them (I don’t know if he was SGTMAJ at that time). He was a most impressive individual, and clearly had the respect and obedience of the men serving under him. And he seemed really big, too, like a football player. (He was later the top enlisted killed the Marine Barracks bombing in Beirut.

Anyway, me and a few other guys took the tour to Cairo the next day. Back then, they didn’t care if you climbed on the pyramids, and I remember climbing up about three levels and suddenly feeling as if it was a bad, bad idea. I heard that some years later some guys got killed climbing them, and they banned it.

Amazing to think you could just walk up and climb on them. Someone told me they went to Stonehenge once, and it was the same way. Now they have it all walled off.


21 posted on 05/07/2014 8:08:09 PM PDT by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: Zhang Fei

22 posted on 05/07/2014 8:12:38 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: Osage Orange

Me too. With my little shovel :-)


23 posted on 05/07/2014 8:12:55 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Rebelbase

LOL. That would be a shoo-in for a distance record. Might be hard to get a hole-in-one without being able to see what’s on the other side, though.


24 posted on 05/07/2014 8:22:42 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: Zhang Fei

“Shoo-in for a distance record.”

Almost perfectly quoted: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DO3uHdYTYiU


25 posted on 05/07/2014 8:42:50 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: SunkenCiv

The flint blades are fascinating, with wooden handles yet after all this time!


26 posted on 05/07/2014 8:57:36 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (NRA)
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To: SunkenCiv

“including the head of a cow”

Sounds like they have their version of the Godfather =)


27 posted on 05/07/2014 9:31:28 PM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: Cementjungle

http://www.johnspeedie.com/healy/brilliant.wav


28 posted on 05/07/2014 10:05:59 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Oh, man. Bring water and a sun hat.


29 posted on 05/07/2014 10:09:27 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: tumblindice

http://www.johnspeedie.com/healy/monkeys.wav


30 posted on 05/07/2014 10:12:45 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: rlmorel

Great stories, thanks! We didn’t climb the pyramids but we were allowed to walk inside one of them.


31 posted on 05/08/2014 5:37:40 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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