Skip to comments.Ancient Egyptian tomb lost for decades rediscovered in Luxor
Posted on 06/14/2014 10:45:13 AM PDT by SunkenCiv
Tomb number TT 209 in Assasif area on Luxor's West Bank was rediscovered yesterday by Spanish excavators.
Minister of Antiquities Mohamed Ibrahim has explained the context behind a tomb recently rediscovered in Luxor by a Spanish archaeological mission.
The tomb was first discovered in 1904 by Sir Robert Mond, but Mond didnt describe the tomb's architectural style or identify its occupant. The tomb was then abandoned and became buried beneath the sands. Egyptologists looked for it subsequently, but their efforts failed.
"It is a very mysterious tomb," asserted Ibrahim, adding that the name of the tomb had changed several times since being mentioned in A Topographical Catalogue of the Private Tombs of Thebes, by Alan Gardiner and Arthur Weigall, published in 1913.
The occupant was first known as Hatashemro. Then in the 1950s, he was mentioned as Seremhatrekhyt. Later studies revealed that Seremhatrekhyt was a title and not the occupant's name.
During the 1980s, the tomb was buried under the sands and not found until the Spanish mission of Laguna University, directed by Miguel Molinero Polo, rediscovered it.
Recent preliminary studies show that the tomb dates to the 25th Dynasty and belonged to a person called As-m-ra Ashemro.
Ibrahim described the rediscovery as being of great importance because it adds a new name to ancient Egyptian history as well as revealing more about the 25th Dynasty.
Polo said that ongoing study of the tomb will reveal the different titles of the tomb's occupant as well as a comprehensive plan of the architecture of the tomb.
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From the 25th Dynasty. To put it in historical context, from about 760 BC to about 656 BC. Or, to put it another way, about the time of the Babylonian Exile of the Jews.
I wondered where I put that!
Is this kind of like the guy who”Found”Jesus?I didn’t know he was lost????
A little before. The kings of this dynasty were from Nubia, and engaged in diplomacy with the kings of Judea in their fight against subjugation by the Assyrians.
The 25th was finally overthrown by the Assyrians, who conquered Egypt.
Nubian Kings ruled well and restored many temples. Only the savage military-State of Assyria drove them out of Egypt. The Black Nubians were well liked by the Egyptian People.
Note: The Assyrians invented Cruxifiction—as a way to punish men for beating their wives and causing a miscarriage-—They extended this slow death to all they opposed. Why defend women? Because every dead child was one less soldier for the emperor! The state was dominate and owned all people!
The Assyrians certainly used crucifixion. They brag on all their monuments about the enemies they’ve crucified, impaled and burned alive.
But I’m not entirely sure nobody came up with crucifixion before them without our having come across the records. Humans have always been amazingly fertile in invention of ways to kill people slowly and painfully.
You’re right. I was thinking of an earlier deportation- that of the northern kingdom of Israel in 586 BC by those same Assyrians.
Ummm, has anyone seen my mummy? She was right here a minute ago!
Oh, puleez! No tomb can be lost in just 30 short years of sifting sands. As if the 1980s were ancient times. I’m sure the locals knew exactly where it was.
It was lost twice in the 20th century due to sands, IOW, you don’t know what you’re talking about.
’ Humans have always been amazingly fertile in invention of ways to kill people slowly and painfully’
I was married to one of those once, got out just in time.