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Archeologists discover 4000 year old tomb

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A big day in Egyptian archeology as a new, unopened tomb was discovered in West Aswan, Egypt. The discovery was the result of a Spanish archeological mission in the area, aimed to reveal the hidden secrets of this ancient Egyptian burial area.According to Egyptianstreets.com, the tomb belonged to the brother of Sarenput II, an important governor during the 12th dynasty. However, the real surprise is that the tomb is kept intact for almost 4,000 years and most of the burial items are still recovered.

Egyptian burial ceremonies, as detailed out in the Ancient History Encyclopedia, are complicated rituals that involved a lot of preparation and burial items. Ancient Egyptians believe that the afterlife is mirrored to the life on Earth and as one needs goods while alive, also needs goods when journeying to the field of Reeds, the ancient Egyptian's version of paradise.

http://www.universityherald.com/articles/70420/20170323/4-000-year-old-unopened-egyptian-tomb-discovered-by-archeologists.htm

Edited by Still Waters
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paperdyer

Excellent find!  Watch out for any Mummy curses.

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MJNYC

Fantastic find! So exciting. :clap:

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spud the mackem

How do they know that its 4000 yrs old . Who decides the age of something that old.

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Essan
9 minutes ago, spud the mackem said:

How do they know that its 4000 yrs old . Who decides the age of something that old.

Presumably because they found inscriptions revealing it to be the tomb of "brother of Sarenput II, an important governor during the 12th dynasty" ?

Apart from that, construction techniques (comparison with other tombs of known age) and, in due course, C14 dating of any organic material found in the tomb or in association with its wall etc.

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spud the mackem
3 minutes ago, Essan said:

Presumably because they found inscriptions revealing it to be the tomb of "brother of Sarenput II, an important governor during the 12th dynasty" ?

Apart from that, construction techniques (comparison with other tombs of known age) and, in due course, C14 dating of any organic material found in the tomb or in association with its wall etc.

Thanks buddy for the head up , as long as its not a Chinese fake .

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