Skip to comments.Eleventh dynasty tomb discovered in Luxor
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 ...
Very, and well-preserved!
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.
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.
That is a very nice example! And in Very Good Shape.
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.
Yes, they did. And too much of Egyptian archaeology is stuck in Egypt!
TOOOOODAAAAAY, I hear the robins sing, toooooday, the thrush is on the wing tooooooday.......
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.
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.
Makes muslims seem like the inbred mooncalves they are. One can readily see why their deranged fundamentalists want to wreck anything that demonstrates this.
:’) Morsi wasn’t in office long before the mullah rants to demolish the Giza pyramids started up again.
Is that in the article? I didn’t see that information.
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.
I’m as interested as anyone, but at the end of the day this is still grave robbing.
No, it’s archaeology. The graverobbing was done multiple times during antiquity, and this is no longer a grave.
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.
Pharaonic inbreeding makes Moslems look positively exogamous.
No, its my observation that they show us a site that seems fully restored and that takes a LONG time.
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.
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.
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.
The “inciting reason” was the pristine photo accompanying the “new discovery” announcement.
Is this your weekend away from managing daycare?
I wouldn’t want to work daycare, I have you and others just like you, all from under your respective bridges.
He could probably get a job as a curator out in the Real World.
Your delusional authority has no basis in reality.
In fact, YOU are the troll who jumped from under the bridge to lecture.
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