Egyptian Archaeology

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Egyptian Archaeology

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As there are constantly new discoveries let's have a generic thread.
Untouched, 4,400-Year-Old Tomb Discovered in Egypt

The discovery of the colorfully decorated grave was described as “one of a kind in the last decades” by Mostafa Waziri, secretary-general of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities.

The 33 feet-long, 9.8 feet-wide tomb was unearthed in the pyramid complex of Saqqara south of the capital Cairo, and belonged to a priest named Wahtye, who served during the fifth dynasty reign of King Neferirkare (between 2500-2300 BC), the antiquities ministry said.

The site is decorated with scenes showing the royal priest alongside his mother, wife, and other members of his family, the ministry said in a statement. It also contains more than a dozen niches and 24 colorful statues of the cleric and members of his family.

Archaeologists also found hieroglyphs carved into the stone above the tomb’s door, which revealed Wahtye’s titles, which included “royal purification priest,” “royal supervisor,” and “inspector of the sacred boat.”

And it seems like there may be more to uncover. The archaeologists also found four unopened shafts at the site.
https://www.geek.com/news/untouched-440 ... t-1766232/ (more pics)

https://i.imgur.com/GWGebZH.jpg

Inspector of the Sacred Boat, now that's a job for sparks! :mrgreen:
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It's a right old dump! I wouldn't be caught dead in there!
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Study Solves The Mysterious Origins of The Birds Ancient Egyptians Gifted Their Gods

https://i.imgur.com/BZCDUhU.jpg

It was very common for ancient Egyptians to be buried with mummified birds as offerings to the gods, including Horus, Ra or Thoth. In fact, the number of sacrificial birds of prey and ibis buried with Egyptian mummies is thought to reach into the millions.

But up until now it hasn't been clear whether the birds were bred for this specific purpose (as cats were) or captured in the wild.

New research looking at the chemical composition of these birds strongly suggests they were wild and untamed, living out in the natural world before being entombed.

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The researchers compared the oxygen, carbon, nitrogen, sulfur, calcium, barium, and strontium mix of the samples against human mummy remains of the same period, which turned out to be much less exotic.

This suggests the birds of prey regularly migrated out of the Nile Valley, while the ibis were likely a permanent local population but ventured further around the valley to gather food than the Egyptian people who mummified them.

Death was big business in ancient Egypt, and so were mummified animals. Most of their gods took the form of an animal, and cats and birds were considered to be representations of the deities here on Earth.

Human beings were preserved as mummies to reach the afterlife, and animals were placed alongside them in the same style for several reasons – as offerings to the gods, as food for the afterlife, and as a way of sending beloved pets to whatever lay beyond death. It was the offering type of mummified bird that was analysed here.

Based on findings from archaeological digs, it's thought that animals were buried in their tens of millions.
https://www.sciencealert.com/new-study- ... ptian-gods for the rest.
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Fuck me.... hells yes 2020 could not possibly get worse let's open a goddam Egyptian tomb (which carries the standard curse) and see just what the fuck happens.

Naa...I know...
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There are perhaps 100,000 tombs still not found in Egypt
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The really good ones may never be found
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Egypt announces the biggest archaeological discovery in 2020 at Saqqara Necropolis

'We have discovered only one percent of the antiquities buried in the Saqqara Necropolis,' Antiquities Minister El-Enany said, pointing out that many other discoveries will follow

https://i.imgur.com/U4WG0Aq.jpg

A collection of 100 intact 26th Dynasty coffins were unearthed in Egypt's Saqqara Necropolis, in addition to golden funerary masks and a collection of 40 wooden statues of Saqqara goddess Ptah Soker, some of which are gilded.

Excavations conducted by the Egyptian archaeological mission working in the Saqqara Necropolis resulted in the discovery of three 12- metre deep shafts, closed for more than 2,500 years, containing 100 intact, sealed and painted anthropoid coffins.

During the announcement, a CT- scan was conducted on a mummy in one of the coffins. It was revealed that the deceased died in his 40s, was 175 cm tall, healthy, and did not suffer any fatal diseases.

https://i.imgur.com/dAGrCbT.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/w9nSY2g.jpg
http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent ... scove.aspx
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Another "AI reconstruction", this time Ramses II (1,303 - 1,213 BC):

https://i.imgur.com/CZxj3nF.jpg
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there's something wrong with the eyes.
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Witness wrote: Wed Nov 18, 2020 1:23 am Another "AI reconstruction", this time Ramses II (1,303 - 1,213 BC):

https://i.imgur.com/CZxj3nF.jpg
Unvalidated claptrap.
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Egyptians were Africans
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Funny you say that. He looks damn familiar to me too. And, yeah, Jewish.
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https://i.imgur.com/t8mByVA.jpghttps://i.imgur.com/ebaxmSo.png
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↑ Holy cow! Both have two eyes, two ears, lips and a nose. What an eerie coincidence! :shock:
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Witness wrote: Fri Nov 20, 2020 3:14 am ↑ Holy cow! Both have two eyes, two ears, lips and a nose. What an eerie coincidence! :shock:
Ah, come on man. It wasn't that bad a match. Better than these, anyway...

https://i.imgur.com/RDE5VMC.png

https://starbyface.com/
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Rob Lister wrote: Fri Nov 20, 2020 7:09 am Ah, come on man. It wasn't that bad a match. Better than these, anyway...
Just pulling your leg a bit. (You're aware that your argument is "Don't complain, it's worse elsewhere."? I'm sure Ramses said similar things to his subjects. :mrgreen: )

Anyway, have a nice artefact:
Egyptian Carnelian Ring adorned with a Resting Lion. 18th Dynasty. 1550 to 1292 BC.

https://i.imgur.com/p3mNKpL.jpg
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Ramesses VI tomb: https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=NeiMEZa9d93&mls=1

Works like Google Streetview.
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Abdul Alhazred wrote: Wed Nov 18, 2020 1:53 pm https://i.imgur.com/Hfkl7nj.jpg

I know that guy. I went to school with him. Pretty sure he's Jewish. :cowbell:
He look like his name is Al or Murray and he sells used cars in Brooklyn. And supports two ex-wives and five kids.
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https://i.imgur.com/7EQukhk.jpg
Antiquities shop in Egypt, 1963
Does the guy look familiar? :mrgreen:
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99% of the junk in there is fake.
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Good enough for tourists. :twisted: