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'One of a kind' tomb unearthed in Egypt


Posted on Sunday, 16 December, 2018 | Comment icon 20 comments

The tomb is in excellent shape. Image Credit: Facebook / Egypt Ministry of Antiquities
A remarkably well preserved 4,400-year-old tomb has been discovered in the ancient city of Saqqara.
According to Egypt's minister of antiquities, the discovery, which was announced on Saturday, dates back to the rule of Neferirkare Kakai - the third king of ancient Egypt's fifth dynasty.

Its remarkable preservation is down to the fact that it has remained untouched since antiquity. Its interior, which measures 9 x 32ft, is adorned with colorful statues and hieroglyphics.

Archaeologists believe that the tomb is the final resting place of a royal priest and his family.

The excavation of the tomb began back in November and is expected to continue in January.


Source: New York Times | Comments (20)

Tags: Egypt, Saqqara, Tomb

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #11 Posted by Silver Surfer on 16 December, 2018, 21:55
The start of that video horrifies me... they just let a whole bunch of people in with cameras.. so close to be pressing up against the wall. Where is the respect for preservation...
Comment icon #12 Posted by Jon the frog on 16 December, 2018, 23:07
WOW !That's the find of a lifetime sought by a lot of archaeologist !
Comment icon #13 Posted by OverSword on 17 December, 2018, 6:03
Can you imagine discovering such a thing? 
Comment icon #14 Posted by Susanc241 on 17 December, 2018, 10:06
Fascinating as this is (and yes, I did watch Tony Robinson's shows recently) it does make me wonder if we are any better than the tomb raiders of yesteryear.  Admittedly, finds are now preserved and a lot put in museums for display and not sold off to private dealers/collectors, nor gold melted down regardless of what the object was.  At the end of the day, this is someone’s tomb (maybe several people).  This tomb had evaded looting by historical tomb raiders and here we are doing just that.  Makes me a bit uncomfortable (and I am in no way religious). 
Comment icon #15 Posted by third_eye on 17 December, 2018, 10:48
At least nowadays there is no more setting off dynamite sticks for the sake of science ~ In a way this is what preservation of History has been reduced to, if this is not done then sooner or later someone will get to it one way or another, which could mean nobody will have any idea of its existence ever ~
Comment icon #16 Posted by Myles on 17 December, 2018, 13:40
I've thought about the same several times.   People that do it for their own interest or profit are referred to as grave robbers.   People who do it for a Universities interest or profit are not called grave robbers.   Someone on here once gave me a span that they thought is an acceptable time to wait before digging up a grave for research.   I want to say it was around 100 years if it was funded by a "credible" source.   
Comment icon #17 Posted by OverSword on 17 December, 2018, 14:46
Excavation of 6000 year old tombs for research purposes is not only not grave robbery it will ultimately help to preserve the artifacts. Despite the fact that this tomb has been sealed for millennia you can see from the photos that things are decaying and falling apart. Now the items will be put into the hands of preservationists which might ensure their survival for thousands of more years and enable humans to see examples of the very earliest parts of their civilization far into the future.
Comment icon #18 Posted by Myles on 17 December, 2018, 15:07
Playing devils advocate.  What if an archeologist digs something up and preserves it in his own home for his own interests and enjoyment.   Is he a grave robber?   
Comment icon #19 Posted by paperdyer on 17 December, 2018, 19:31
I always am amazed how advanced the Egyptians were while using pictures to communicate.  We have a hard time trying to decipher them. Can you imagine, if our civilization completely crumbles and the new great civilization tries to read our icons and emojies?
Comment icon #20 Posted by kmt_sesh on 20 December, 2018, 5:26
Here's some more info, a few more pics, and even some video clips: https://ktxs.com/news/nation-world/egypt-announces-discovery-of-4400-year-old-tomb Wonderful tomb. Dynasty 5 produ ed some real treasures. This article was sent to me by UM poster @Ruby04.


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