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Tomb treasure could rival that of King Tut


Posted on Sunday, 30 March, 2014 | Comment icon 8 comments

Is there a new tomb buried beneath the Egyptian sands ? Image Credit: CC BY-SA 3.0 Nowic
Archaeologist John Romer believes he has identified the location of the tomb of three Egyptian kings.
The 72-year-old has pinpointed cliffs on Luxor's west bank as the likely location of a tomb belonging to priest kings Heridor, Piankh and Menkheperre. If he's right then the tomb could contain one of the most significant treasure troves ever found, rivaling even that of King Tutankhamun.

The suspected site of the tomb, Wadi el-Gharbi, has only been excavated once before by Howard Carter back in 1916. The famed archaeologist spent only two weeks working at the site before moving on, however he did find mounds of limestone chippings such as those found next to royal tombs in the Valley of Kings.

Now Romer is in a race to gain permission from Egyptian authorities to excavate the site himself before someone else gets to it. "There are likely to be canopic chests, objects of alabaster, gold-plated statues, and thrones, though possibly not chariots," he said.

Source: Business Standard | Comments (8)

Tags: Egypt, Pharaoh, King


 
Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by SkeptcByMindBelievrByHeart on 30 March, 2014, 13:43
the tomb is cursed X10 time the magnitude of the curse that was in tutankhamen's tomb, full of death traps and a real walking mummy
Comment icon #2 Posted by zebra99 on 30 March, 2014, 13:47
Provided he has taken up the same occupation...I'm sure the Great Grandson of the journalist that dreamed that up to sell papers in the twenties, will be over the moon to hear that.
Comment icon #3 Posted by scorpiosonic on 30 March, 2014, 15:06
Maybe they should actually find, and open this tomb before making outlandish claims.
Comment icon #4 Posted by seeder on 30 March, 2014, 15:25
You know how it is, make big claims, - get the funding!!
Comment icon #5 Posted by DemonicCupcake on 30 March, 2014, 16:43
God, I would love to be there, helping with the excavation.
Comment icon #6 Posted by ancient astronaut on 30 March, 2014, 18:15
I hope they film the treasure(s) for all to see. Great find.
Comment icon #7 Posted by Gaden on 30 March, 2014, 18:59
Yeah, they don't want to end up looking like Geraldo.
Comment icon #8 Posted by kannin on 19 May, 2014, 14:44
their going to find one jar, and whats going to be in it? sand, lots of sand as is the usual for these places


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