Monday, April 23, 2018
Contact us    |    Advertise    |   Help   RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon
    Home  ·  News  ·  Forum  ·  Stories  ·  Image Gallery  ·  Columns  ·  Encyclopedia  ·  Videos
Find: in

Ancient treasure found in Nile cemetery


Posted on Tuesday, 2 September, 2014 | Comment icon 5 comments

The tombs were found in proximity to the river. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 3.0 Jerzy Strzelecki
Archaeologists excavating several 2,000-year-old tombs have discovered a host of valuable artifacts.
The cemetery itself is located in Sudan near the Nile river and dates back to a time when the region was part of the Kingdom of Kush which for centuries covered a large part of Africa and stretched as far north as Roman-contolled Egypt.

Excavations of the tombs beneath the cemetery have revealed a number of artifacts including an engraved silver ring and a faience box decorated with protective eye symbolism.

Despite the fact that the Kushites constructred hundreds of pyramids, in this case there are no signs of such structures either above the tombs or in the area surrounding the cemetery.

One of the tombs contained an unusual "party tray" consisting of several conjoined bowls. "It's very unique, and we don't have any kind of similar object found anywhere else," said archaeologist Mahmoud Suliman Bashir. "It can be used for food. You can put seven different items in one place."

Another tomb, which is thought to have belonged to an archer, contained several arrowheads and a special stone ring known as an "archer's loose" which was based on Apedemak, the God of War.

Source: Live Science | Comments (5)

Tags: Tomb, Nile, Sudan

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by Mac E on 2 September, 2014, 12:12
Fascinating discovery. I'll have to look into the "Archers loose" some more. This is the first I've heard of it.
Comment icon #2 Posted by Dracona15 on 2 September, 2014, 15:48
I absolutely love everything that has to do with Egypt. I hope that in my life time, I'll be able to travel there.
Comment icon #3 Posted by Aten on 2 September, 2014, 16:11
Interesting, but I think the word 'Treasure' is stretching it a bit. Also this site is called Unexplained Mysteries, many stories including this one are hardly that. I guess I'm feeling picky today, sorry.
Comment icon #4 Posted by paperdyer on 2 September, 2014, 18:33
Let's see.... A "party bowl" of conjoined bowls near a cemetery. Anyone else thinking what I'm thinking?
Comment icon #5 Posted by Silent Trinity on 3 September, 2014, 8:59
The region is rich in artifacts and discoveries, sometimes feels like you could travel out there, dig a random hole and find something. Always nice when you hear they have found a tomb or other chamber that hasn't been looted at some point in history.


Please Login or Register to post a comment.


  On the forums
Forum posts:
Forum topics:
Members:

6167325
262580
174791

 
Uranus smells like rotten eggs, say scientists
4-23-2018
Hydrogen sulfide, which gives rotten eggs their smell, has been discovered in the seventh planet's atmosphere.
'Super Earth' aliens may be trapped by gravity
4-23-2018
On planets more massive than the Earth, launching things in to space will be a lot more challenging.
Bill Gates backs 'big brother' satellite network
4-23-2018
Known as EarthNow, the project aims to offer live streaming of the entire planet 24 hours a day.
Asteroid mining could be worth trillions
4-22-2018
According to Goldman Sachs, asteroid mining has the potential to produce the world's first trillionaires.
Featured Videos
Gallery icon 
What does space smell like ?
Posted 4-23-2018 | 0 comments
Does the vacuum of space actually smell of anything and if so, what ?
 
Why is US paper money green ?
Posted 4-22-2018 | 0 comments
Simon Whistler investigates why the color green was used when printing US bank notes.
 
Revealing the secrets of the deep ocean
Posted 4-19-2018 | 0 comments
Scientist Mandy Joye has dedicated her life to exploring the depths of the world's oceans.
 
 View: More videos
Stories & Experiences
Dreams and clues to the future
3-31-2018 | Philippines and Germany
 
Black cloaked figure
3-31-2018 | Carlisle, Cumbria, England
 
Three knocks
3-8-2018 | Canada
 
Two shadows of me
3-8-2018 | Bellflower, LA
 
I think I know what I saw
3-5-2018 | Near Sultan, Washington
 
Ghost, or something else ?
3-5-2018 | Ohio, USA
 
 
Black hole in Bismarck
2-14-2018 | Mandan
 
 
Trapped and chased
2-9-2018 | Saskatchewan canada
 

         More stories | Send us your story
 
Top   |  Home   |   Forum   |   News   |   Image Gallery   |  Columns   |   Encyclopedia   |   Videos   |   Polls
UM-X 10.7 Unexplained-Mysteries.com 2001-2018
Terms   |   Privacy Policy   |   Cookies   |   Advertise   |   Contact   |   Help/FAQ