Skip to comments.Mysterious Buried Artifacts Discovered in Egypt's Valley of the Kings
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 ...
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
I would love to go there.................
So THAT'S where I put it! I knew I should have made a map.
“Zowie” Hawass denigrates Nick Reeves and his work:
amarna royal tombs project
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...
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
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. :-)
Wished I’d spent a few extra days in Egypt.. Luxor! Thebes! The Valleys! Alas.
“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!
Be prepared to find out what dysentery really is. Even if you try to stand on your head gravity doesn't help.
99 dead baboons,
Sitting in my living room.
This one’s Jake, that one’s Dinah,
And there’s Big Ned in my recliner.
Missing Tombs of the Pharaohs
By Peter Tyson
[snip] All the same, it was something that Weeks said toward the end of our conversation thatI’ll be honestreally 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 upthere are some scratches on the stone that are clearly man-made and not natural.” [/snip]
Missing tombs of Egypt
Royal tombs still to be unearthed.
[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]
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.
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.
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.
Me too. With my little shovel :-)
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.
“Shoo-in for a distance record.”
Almost perfectly quoted: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DO3uHdYTYiU
The flint blades are fascinating, with wooden handles yet after all this time!
“including the head of a cow”
Sounds like they have their version of the Godfather =)
Oh, man. Bring water and a sun hat.
Great stories, thanks! We didn’t climb the pyramids but we were allowed to walk inside one of them.
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