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Eleventh dynasty tomb discovered in Luxor
Egypt Independent ^ | June 9, 2014 | Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

Posted on 06/14/2014 5:43:12 AM PDT by SunkenCiv

On Monday, Minister of Antiquities Mohamed Ibrahim said that the Spanish archaeological mission discovered a tomb of a senior statesman from ancient Egypt's eleventh dynasty in the Zeraa Abul Naga district of Luxor.

Ibrahim added that the tomb consists of a well-carved square burial chamber.

He said that the discovery was made while exploring one of three wells that date back to the seventeenth dynasty.

Ali al-Asfar, head of the Egyptian Antiquities Department, said the tomb could have been used as a cache as it contained a large number of human relics.

Also, tools and pottery, dating back to the seventeenth dynasty, were found in it, which implies that the tomb was reused six dynasties later.

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


TOPICS: History; Science; Travel
KEYWORDS: 11thdynasty; egypt; godsgravesglyphs; luxor; middlekingdom; spain
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1 posted on 06/14/2014 5:43:12 AM PDT by SunkenCiv
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To: SunkenCiv

Lovely artwork!


2 posted on 06/14/2014 5:44:58 AM PDT by Tax-chick (I have a classic sports car.)
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To: StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; decimon; 1010RD; 21twelve; 24Karet; 2ndDivisionVet; ...

3 posted on 06/14/2014 5:45:07 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Tax-chick

Very, and well-preserved!


4 posted on 06/14/2014 5:45:40 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

Yes, an amazing state of preservation for something that old, especially when the tomb was reused later.

I hope the political and religious situation in Egypt doesn’t deteriorate to the point that these discoveries are never fully and integrated with earlier knowledge ... or even worse, that the artifacts are destroyed.


5 posted on 06/14/2014 5:49:22 AM PDT by Tax-chick (I have a classic sports car.)
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To: SunkenCiv

They discover the tomb and spend 10 years restoring and the come out with an announcement that makes it sound as though they tripped over it this morning.


6 posted on 06/14/2014 5:54:39 AM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: SunkenCiv

That is a very nice example! And in Very Good Shape.


7 posted on 06/14/2014 6:07:13 AM PDT by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: Tax-chick
I hope the political and religious situation in Egypt doesn’t deteriorate to the point that these discoveries are never fully and integrated with earlier knowledge ... or even worse, that the artifacts are destroyed.

If the worst-of-the-worst terrorists now rampaging Iraq ever get to Egypt they probably would be destroyed. I recall the “moderate” Taliban destroying Buddhist statues.

8 posted on 06/14/2014 6:07:42 AM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished. It will just take a while before everyone realizes it.)
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To: luvbach1

Yes, they did. And too much of Egyptian archaeology is stuck in Egypt!


9 posted on 06/14/2014 6:12:07 AM PDT by Tax-chick (I have a classic sports car.)
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To: SunkenCiv

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFn1cpH2B6Q


10 posted on 06/14/2014 6:17:33 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$
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To: SunkenCiv

TOOOOODAAAAAY, I hear the robins sing, toooooday, the thrush is on the wing tooooooday.......

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFMYXmTrNFk

6:27 mark


11 posted on 06/14/2014 6:18:54 AM PDT by babble-on
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To: SunkenCiv

I thought Islamic extremist in Egypt had shut down the antiquities explorations, and were threatening to destroy what had been reclaimed. In any case, nice find.


12 posted on 06/14/2014 6:25:22 AM PDT by catfish1957 (Face it!!!! The government in DC is full of treasonous bastards)
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To: Tax-chick
Yes, they did. And too much of Egyptian archaeology is stuck in Egypt!

Doesn't seem to long ago that the Egyptian Antiquities Bureau (Or whatever it was called) were screaming that all artifacts be returned. Good thing that didn't reach fruition, and now is a good enough reason for it never to happen.

13 posted on 06/14/2014 6:28:10 AM PDT by catfish1957 (Face it!!!! The government in DC is full of treasonous bastards)
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To: catfish1957

I agree.


14 posted on 06/14/2014 6:36:57 AM PDT by Tax-chick (I have a classic sports car.)
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To: SunkenCiv
3,000 years ago, the Egyptians invented the Victrola, complete with speaker system, 4 records and 2 record-changer slave girls, [center top & bottom panels].
15 posted on 06/14/2014 6:46:27 AM PDT by bunkerhill7 ("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.")
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To: SunkenCiv

Makes muslims seem like the inbred mooncalves they are. One can readily see why their deranged fundamentalists want to wreck anything that demonstrates this.


16 posted on 06/14/2014 7:46:20 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: onedoug

:’) Morsi wasn’t in office long before the mullah rants to demolish the Giza pyramids started up again.


17 posted on 06/14/2014 7:55:04 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: G Larry

Is that in the article? I didn’t see that information.


18 posted on 06/14/2014 7:57:02 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

Demolish the pyramids? Wonder where they will get the manpower to do that massive job since Moses and the boys aren’t enslaved any longer?

Oops! Don’t want to give these morons any ideas. Sorry about that.


19 posted on 06/14/2014 8:02:26 AM PDT by wildbill
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To: SunkenCiv

I’m as interested as anyone, but at the end of the day this is still grave robbing.


20 posted on 06/14/2014 8:17:12 AM PDT by Romulus
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To: Romulus

No, it’s archaeology. The graverobbing was done multiple times during antiquity, and this is no longer a grave.


21 posted on 06/14/2014 8:53:48 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: wildbill

One of the towelhead caliphs tried it during the Middle Ages (which is inspecific, because muzzies are still medieval), had a lot of manpower working on just the smallest of the three large ones, and after six months gave it up. The scar is there, but they barely made a scratch. And demolition is easier and faster than construction, which means that the non-Arabs living in Egypt at the end of the Neolithic were better at building than chronlogically medieval Arab muzzies were at demolition.


22 posted on 06/14/2014 8:56:58 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: onedoug

Pharaonic inbreeding makes Moslems look positively exogamous.


23 posted on 06/14/2014 8:59:39 AM PDT by Tax-chick (I have a classic sports car.)
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To: SunkenCiv
The Victrola on the table before Pharaoh certain seems to have made an impression.
24 posted on 06/14/2014 9:32:17 AM PDT by Prospero (Si Deus trucido mihi, ego etiam fides Deus.)
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To: Prospero; babble-on; mad_as_he$$; bunkerhill7

;’)


25 posted on 06/14/2014 9:39:46 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

No, its my observation that they show us a site that seems fully restored and that takes a LONG time.


26 posted on 06/14/2014 9:53:26 AM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: G Larry

IOW, you pulled the ten year figure out of your ass, and for no apparent reason.

Five years ago a different tomb was found near this site. This tomb was more recently discovered.


27 posted on 06/14/2014 9:55:05 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

And your shear genius deduced it was instantly restored.

My ten year figure is an educated guess based upon how long it has taken to unearth and restore other sites.


28 posted on 06/14/2014 10:32:47 AM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: G Larry

No, what you did was imply knowledge that the discovery was made ten years ago, and that’s all you did. And there was no inciting reason for you to do so.


29 posted on 06/14/2014 10:38:35 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

The “inciting reason” was the pristine photo accompanying the “new discovery” announcement.

Is this your weekend away from managing daycare?


30 posted on 06/14/2014 12:03:05 PM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: G Larry

I wouldn’t want to work daycare, I have you and others just like you, all from under your respective bridges.


31 posted on 06/14/2014 2:10:26 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Tax-chick
"How dare you say such things!"


32 posted on 06/14/2014 2:29:08 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (It ain't a "hashtag"....it's a damn pound sign. ###)
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To: ErnBatavia

He could probably get a job as a curator out in the Real World.


33 posted on 06/14/2014 2:32:34 PM PDT by Tax-chick (I have a classic sports car.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Your delusional authority has no basis in reality.

In fact, YOU are the troll who jumped from under the bridge to lecture.


34 posted on 06/14/2014 4:38:26 PM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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