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Posted on 09/09/2017 4:41:17 PM PDT by BenLurkin
Archaeologists in Egypt have discovered the tomb of a royal goldsmith containing the mummies of a woman and her two children, authorities said.
The tomb, dating back to the New Kingdom (16th to 11th Centuries BC), was found near the Nile city of Luxor, 400 miles (700km) south of Cairo.
Among the items discovered inside was a statue of the goldsmith Amenemhat, sitting beside his wife.
According to the archaeologists, the mother died aged about 50, with tests revealing she had a bacterial bone disease. Her two sons were in their 20s and 30s and their bodies said to have been preserved in good condition.
Authorities believe the tomb of Amenemhat, who was goldsmith for the god Amun, the period's most powerful deity, could lead them to further discoveries in the Draa Abul Naga necropolis, an area famed for its temples and burial grounds.
Minister of Antiquities Khaled al-Anani said: "We found many objects of the funerary equipment inside and outside the tomb. We found mummies, coffins, funerary combs, funerary masks, some jewellery, and statue.
"The work did not finish yet."
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always interesting when the Egyptians find something new.
Thanks for posting!
Nice! cool they are still discovering.
Lots of mummies but no daddies. Were the ancient Egyptians sexist as well as racist, or is this more off-white privilege?
LIMA, Peru - A top Peruvian anthropologist said Friday that President Clinton's joke about the sex appeal of an Inca mummy was "tacky" and criticized the display of the mummy in Washington.
Clinton joked during a political fund-raiser Wednesday that the 500-year-old frozen mummy, known as the Ice Princess, was "good-looking" and if he were single he might ask her out. "That mummy looks better than I do on my worst days," he said.
Anthropologist Sonia Guillen said, "Obviously, there's a lack of respect" in Clinton's remarks.
"Called Juanita by Peruvian scientists, the 12 to 14-year-old girl apparently was killed by a powerful blow to the head 500 years ago and sacrificed to the gods atop 20,000-foot-high Mt. Ampato."
Tacky a Clinton is, tacky a Clinton does!
“Called Juanita by Peruvian scientists, the 12 to 14-year-old girl apparently was killed by a powerful blow to the head 500 years ago and sacrificed to the gods atop 20,000-foot-high Mt. Ampato.”
I love this stuff, and am lucky enough to live in New York City, home of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where they have a huge exhibit on ancient Egypt. It's one of only a few reasons I feel lucky to live here.
If the people died more than 3000 years ago, their mummies aren’t exactly new.
Did they find any Naquadah?
How long does a person have to be dead before it isn’t grave robbing or desecrating a tonb?
How long does a person have to be dead before it isn’t grave robbing or desecrating a tomb?
“If the people died more than 3000 years ago, their mummies arent exactly new.”
OTOH, I will occasionally buy a rifle made during or before WW2, and will truthfully tell my wife (if she asks, I don’t volunteer) that it is not a new rifle. It is the truth, just not the whole truth.
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