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Rare clay sarcophagus found in Israel alongside Seti I scarab seal ring
The Guardian ^
| April 9, 2014 14:53 EDT
| AP none stated
Posted on 04/09/2014 9:02:37 PM PDT by blueplum
Archaeologists unearth 3,300-year-old coffin at Tel Shadud thought to hold Canaanite official in service of Egyptian pharaoh
Found alongside the new sarcophagus was a scarab seal ring encased in gold, carved with the name of Pharaoh Seti I, who ruled ancient Egypt in the 13th century BC.
Seti I conquered the region of today's Israel in the first year of his reign in order to secure Egyptian trade routes and collect taxes for Egypt, said Ron Beeri, an archaeologist who participated in the dig. The man buried in the sarcophagus might have been a tax collector for the pharaoh, Beeri added.
Seti I was the father of Ramses II, often identified as the pharaoh in the biblical story of the Israelite exodus, though Beeri said there was no historical evidence to support that.
DNA tests may be conducted to determine if the man in the sarcophagus was Canaanite or Egyptian, Beeri said.
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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 19thdynasty; 26thdynasty; ancientautopsies; canaanite; canaanites; catastrophism; egypt; exodus; godsgravesglyphs; hebrews; helixmakemineadouble; israel; israelites; ramses; ramsesii; ronbeeri; setii
the article continues on to say that they hope to find more graves in the same area.
posted on 04/09/2014 9:02:37 PM PDT
posted on 04/09/2014 9:03:21 PM PDT
Silly Jews. If only the “Palestinians” from Jordan controlled this land these artifacts would be properly preserved! When will the Jews STOP creating museums, schools, inventions, etc. and get back to the business of dying?
After all, everybody knows the rightful owners of the MiddleEast may well have played a part, after looking at Asian models, in creating some of the fundamental theories of Algebra. And they have London and Paris. Why should they NOT exterminate the heathen and rule the world?
posted on 04/09/2014 9:54:34 PM PDT
To: 75thOVI; agrace; aimhigh; Alice in Wonderland; AndrewC; aragorn; aristotleman; Avoiding_Sulla; ...
Thanks blueplum! Good catch! This is one of *those* topics, and btw, Canaanite my ass.
posted on 04/11/2014 8:52:00 AM PDT
To: StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; decimon; 1010RD; 21twelve; 24Karet; 2ndDivisionVet; ...
Thanks blueplum! Good catch! Oh, btw, Canaanite my ass.
posted on 04/11/2014 8:53:32 AM PDT
Don't mess with scarabs.
posted on 04/11/2014 9:12:28 AM PDT
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To: blueplum; SunkenCiv
This is a really cool find.
To: colorado tanker
Unrelated gripe -- I HATE Windows 8.1, #####iest interface ever, and that's QUITE a claim. I don't need #### to keep popping up at apparent random while I'm struggling to use the basics of this ### ## # #####.
Anyway, here's a pic and link to the story at Haaretz.
The sarcophagus, as found. Photo by Israel Antiquities Authority
posted on 04/11/2014 3:18:29 PM PDT
I am going to hold out against "upgrading" Windows as long as I can! I hear that from everyone.
To: colorado tanker
The “Metro” desktop is just a mouse-click driven version of the old Radio Shack interface, and it blew back then too.
posted on 04/11/2014 4:05:13 PM PDT
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