Massive 3,000-Year-Old Tomb Discovered In Ancient Egypt Reveals Fascinating Artifacts
In Brief: Another grandiose discovery has been made in Egypt. Archaeologists have discovered an ancient Egyptian tomb dating back thousands of years. Home to a number of well-preserved mummies, the tomb located in Luxor was also filled with intricately painted was, as well as a number of ancient statues known as Ushabti.
A tomb, sarcophagi and various funerary objects have recently been discovered in a necropolis in Luxor, Egypt, in the south of the country.
The discoveries, made by Egyptian and French archaeological missions, were found near the El-Asasefnecropolis, between the Valley of the Queens and the Valley of the Kings.
The tomb had already been excavated a number of times since the nineteenth century, and scientists have recovered a number of artifacts during the various archaeological missions.
However, given the massive size of the tomb, new excavationscontinue revealing new artifacts and clues about the ancient Egyptian civilization.
The sarcophagus was opened on November 24, 2018, revealing a well-preserved mummy. This is also the first time an ancient sarcophagus was opened in front of international media.
A second sarcophagus was opened by the French archeological mission and revealed the remains ofThaw-Irkhet-if, a priest who supervised the embalming of several pharaohs at the Temple of Mut in Karnak.
Furthermore, it has been reported that researchers also discovered a number of mummies inside the tomb who were not placed inside sarcophagi. According to experts, it is possible that these mummies may have belonged to the same family.
Archaeologists have explained that it remains unclear when this family lived or whetherPouyouwas related to them.
“One sarcophagus was rishi-style, which dates back to the 17th dynasty, while the other sarcophagus was from the 18th dynasty,” Minister of Antiquities Khaled AlAnanisaid.
According to experts, the El-Asasefnecropolis was used to bury noblemen family to the pharaohs.
After spending more than five months and clearing 300 meters of rubble, the French-led team of archaeologists uncovered this particular tomb which contained, in addition to the sarcophagi, a treasure trove of other artifacts.
Experts reported finding skeletons and skulls, and as many as 1,000 statues made of wood and tomb clay known asUshabti. These figurines were placed in royal tombs among the grave goods and were intended to act as servants for the deceased, should they be called upon to do manual labor in the afterlife.
Archaeologists unearth dozens of mummified cats in Egypt
Archaeologists in Egypt have found dozens of mummified cats in the tomb of a royal offical.
The cats will join the ranks of hundreds of thousands of previously discovered ancient kitties.
While the cats are nothing special, the tomb also held well preserved beetles.
There are three things that everybody knows about ancient Egypt: they had mummies, built the pyramids as tombs for kings, and really liked cats. While there is vastly more to ancient Egyptian culture than these details, they are accurate ones. All three of these conceptions were confirmed again this week when archaeologists in Egypt discovered a tomb full of mummified cats.
Photo: The Ministry of Antiquities.
One of the items found at the dig site. It seems to be a very good kitty and not at all cursed.
The Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities has announced the discovery of dozens of mummified cats in a 4,500-year-old tomb. Alongside the cats were gilded statues of felines and a bronze icon of the cat-headed goddess Bastet. The archaeologists also found a large sarcophagus filled with mummified scarab beetles.
Other tombs on the site were dedicated to the royal official Khufu-Imhat. A door engraved with the names of two women was also found, though the archaeologists are still working on who they were.
Is this typical?
Photo: The Ministry of Antiquities.
The beetles and the tiny caskets they were found in. Scarab beetles, including the well known dung beetle, were also considered sacred by the Ancient Egyptians.
Yes, since the 1890s, mummified cats have been found all over Egypt. According to Dr. Antonietta Catanzariti, who works with Smithsonian at UC Berkeley, a single massive discovery unearthed 180,000 well-preserved felines. Mummified cats are so common that during the 1880s they were sold off to make fertilizer as museums had little interest in buying more of them.
The Facebook post the ministry made about this discovery spends more time on the beetles than the cats, as the discovery of two, large, well-preserved beetles is a rare find.
Forget the beetles. Why would the Egyptians mummify cats?
The Egyptians mummified millions of animals, from beetles to bulls. According to Richard Evershed of the University of Bristol, this was partly because many animals were seen as the incarnations of gods and giving them the honor of mummification was a pious act. This is why many mummified animals were given the same quality of treatment as humans.
Others mummified their animals because they wanted to be buried with their pets. It’s no different than how some people today spend way too much money on their dogs, get their cats hip replacements, or include them in their will. Humans seem to love their pets no matter where you go and in what era.
How else did the Egyptians show their love of cats?
Photo by David Savill/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images.
December 1936: The Great Sphinx of Giza, representing a guardian deity in Egyptian mythology, with the body of a lion and the head of a woman.
The Egyptian love of cats goes back a long way. Mafdet, the protector against venomous creatures, was depicted as having the head of a cat as far back as 2,800 BCE. This depiction was likely a reference to the tendency for felines to kill snakes, as she was also often depicted as with the head of a Mongoose.
Breeds similar to the African wildcat are depicted as being domesticated as early as the 26th century BCE. After the 10th century BCE, the typical person started keeping domestic cats at home. The love endured to the 1st century BCE when a mob supposedly lynched a Roman for killing a cat. It was only when the Roman empire began to suppress paganism that the view of cats as sacred began to decline.
Cats, other than being wonderful pets, also ate rodents that would spread disease and steal grain. In an era before modern medicine or food storage techniques, both of these functions were indispensable. Just as many scholars view the veneration of cows in Hinduism as a result of the dependence of early peoples on cattle as a source of fuel, many Egyptologists suggest cats were so useful to the Egyptian people that they were treated as sacred as a result.
It’s wrong to think that they worshiped their cats, however. According Antonietta Catanzariti’s interview with Smithsonian, the ancient Egyptians’ attitude was one of reverence to the idea of the divine in animals. She explains that:
What they were [actually] doing was associating cats to specific deities because of their attitude, how they were behaving in the natural world. Everything had a meaning. A cat protecting the house from mice. Or it might just protect kittens. These were attitudes that were attributed to a specific goddess.
It isn’t that the cats were divine, but instead that they reflected the divine and should be respected as such; an observation many cat lovers would agree with.
Scientists Find Never-Before-Seen Mummies In Ancient Saqqara Tomb
Sensational: an ancient Necropolis located to the south of Cairo contains a wealth of preserved creatures and statues, never-before-seen by archaeologists.
TheEgyptian Ministry of Antiquitieshas revealed an unusual archaeological find that was made in Saqqara, the site of the most important necropolis of the ancient city of Memphis.
Archaeologists have come across dozens of feline mummies, as well as an unprecedented rare collection of mummifiedscarabbeetles while exploring seven ancienttombsat the ancient necropolis of Saqqara.
Experts say that the toms are home to a wide variety of animals, some of which had never been seen mummified before.
For the first time ever, archaeologists have found two beetles deposited in a rectangular sandstone sarcophagus, with a vaulted and decorated lid, highlights Reuters.
Just as the ancients would embalm human mummies, the insects were wrapped in a special cloth and preserved for the afterlife. Archaeologists say that animals treated in this matter are thought to have been religious offerings for the ancient Egyptian afterlife.
A much larger collection of beetle mummies was discovered inside another smaller sarcophagus, say, archaeologists.
But despite finding a number of mummified beetles, the crypt seems to have been oriented towards feline mummies.
According to experts, the mysterious tomb is believed to date back to the Fifth Dynasty of the Old Kingdom, which ruled over ancient Egypt from about 2,500 BC to 2,350 BC, a period corresponding to not long after the great pyramid of Giza successfully built.
“The (mummified) scarab is something really unique. It is something really a bit rare,” said Mostafa Waziri, secretary-general of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities.
“A couple of days ago, when we discovered those coffins, they were sealed coffins with drawings of scarabs. I never heard about them before,” he added.
But in addition to mummified cats and scarab beetles, archaeologists also discovered painted wooden cobra and crocodile sarcophagi, as well as a vast collection of gilded statues depicting animal features.
They also came across several amulets, canopic jars, writing tools, and papyri baskets.
Experts expect that more similar discoveries will be made in the near future. The tombs where the recent mummified remains were found lies in a buried ridge which has still not been fully excavated by experts.
the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities tweeted several pictures of the sensational discovery in an effort to draw visitors back to Egypt, after months of unrest that caused visitors to avoid traveling to Egypt:
Experts working to excavate the tomb hope to “show the exceptional richness of the Egyptian civilization and to attract the attention of the world towards its magnificent monuments and great civilization so that it becomes the focus of the world as it deserves,” according to the ministry’s statement.
Archaeologists Find 3,000-Year-Old Ceremonial Room Belonging To Ramses II
An Egyptian archaeological mission has discovered in a neighborhood east of Cairo a ceremonial room which dates back at least 3,000 years, belonging to Pharaoh Ramses II.
Experts say the ceremonial room is extremely well preserved.
Ramses II was the third pharaoh of the XIX Dynasty of Egypt, and governed about 66 years, from 1279 BC to 1213 BC.
Image Credit: Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities.
Ramses II is one of the most famous pharaohs to ever rule over Egypt, mostly thanks to a large number of vestiges that remain of his long reign. He is credited with expanding ancient Egypt’s borders to modern-day Syria and Sudan.
Egyptologist Mamdouh alDamatyexplained that within the ceremonial room, the Pharaoh sat on a massive throne, placed in a special position at an elevated location.
The archaeologist said the structure was probably used in celebrations and for public gatherings.
Archaeological excavations, carried out in theMatariyaneighborhood, experts also discovered the remains of a brick wall, clay pots and stone tablets with hieroglyphics and inscriptions, the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities reported.
The discovery has special meaning mostly because the ceremonial room is connected to Ramses II.
Image Credit: Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities.
He is often regarded as the greatest, most celebrated, and most powerful pharaoh of the New Kingdom. His successors and later Egyptians referred to him as the “Great Ancestor”.
Egypt has given the world a lot to talk about in terms of archaeology and history.
The country’s Ministry of Antiquity frequently announces new archaeological discoveries, in hopes that this will spur interest in the country’s ancient treasures, reviving tourism, which was devastated by political turmoil following the 2011 uprising.
2018 has been a veryproductiveyear for Egyptian archaeology.
The Ministry of Antiquities explained that the ancient city “offers a unique opportunity to shed light on the prehistoric communities that lived in the Nile Delta before the reign of the first Pharaonic dynasty.”
The settlement is believed to date back to around 5,000 BCE, which means that it effectively predates the construction of the famous pyramids at Giza by at least 2,500 years.
According to SarahParcak, an American archaeologist, Egyptologist, and remote sensing expert, less than one percent of Ancient Egypt has been excavated and explored.
I guess that the land of the Pyramids and Pharaohs holds many secrets that archaeologists will eventually explore in the near future as they race against time and a country that is plagued by political turmoil and modern urbanization.
Did Aliens Build The Pyramids? This Study May Answer The Question Once And For All
For thousands of years, the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt has fascinated humans from around the globe. As the oldest and sole remaining member of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, there are many theories as to how these pyramids were constructed. The question most people ask is whether aliens or humans did it.
For years, conspiracy theorists have peddled a claim that human beings could not have possibly built these magnificent structures on their own. They must have had help from above, and they aren’t talking about a deity.
That’s right, many people believe that aliens built the pyramids or at least helped humans do it.
But scientists and archaeologists have repeatedly debunked these theories over the years, and one study, in particular, puts the question to rest once and for all.
University of Amsterdam Physics Professor Daniel Bonn and his team successfully duplicated the way ancient Egyptians moved massive stones from a quarry to the site where the pyramids now stand after researchers found a painting dating back to 1900 B.C. on the wall of a tomb showing over 100 men moving a massive statue using ropes and sledge.
It turns out that the men simply poured a certain amount of water on the sand to make moving heavy objects such as statues and stones across the desert possible.
“Egyptologists thought it was a purely ceremonial act,” Bonn told Live Science. “The question was: Why did they do it?”
They did it because dry sand just clumps up and creates too much drag to pull objects across. But using water helps connect the grains of sand to turn it into a more solid surface.
“If you use dry sand, it won’t work as well, but if the sand is too wet, it won’t work either,” Bonn explained. “There’s an optimum stiffness. It turns out that wetting Egyptian desert sand can reduce the friction by quite a bit, which implies you need only half of the people to pull a sledge on wet sand, compared to dry sand.”
So, the ancient Egyptians were clearly intelligent enough to construct the pyramids and did not use nearly as many laborers to do the job as most people think.
Here’s the video featuring the painting and the experiment via YouTube.
A University of Chicago and Harvard archaeologist Mark Lehner agrees.
After viewing the painting himself and spending years among the Egyptian people and studying their history, he can’t fathom taking their monumental achievement away from them and giving it to alien beings that we don’t even know actually exist.
“I first went to Egypt in 1972 and ended up living there 13 years,” he told PBS. I was imbued with ideas of Atlantis and Edgar Cayce and so on. So I went over, starting from that point of view, but everything I saw told me, day by day, year by year, that they were very human and the marks of humanity are everywhere on them.”
Indeed, from tool markings on the stones to the same quarries where stones are still being cut out in much the same way today to paintings showing exactly how the Egyptians moved the stone and built structures, the evidence that humans built the pyramids is too much to ignore.
“Everything that I have found convinces me more and more that indeed it is this society that built the Sphinx and the Pyramids,” Lehner continued. “Every time I go back to Giza my respect increases for those people and that society, that they could do it. You see, to me, it’s even more fascinating that they did this. And that by doing this they contributed something to the human career and its overall development. Rather than just copping out and saying, ‘There’s no way they could have done this.’ I think that denigrates the people whose evidence we actually find.”
“One of the most compelling pieces of evidence we have is graffiti on ancient stone monuments in places that they didn’t mean to be shown,” he explained, referring to the painting showing laborers moving a statue on a sledge. “Like on foundations when we dig down below the floor level, up in the relieving chambers above the King’s chamber in the Great Pyramid, and in many monuments of the Old Kingdom—temples, other pyramids.”
Lehner even conducted his own experiment, not a miniature experiment like Bonn’s, but with real people and real stones using a real wooden sledge. Only this time, they moved the sledge on wooden rollers, another technique that could have been used.
The results prove that people can move heavy stones efficiently over a distance, thus confirming Bonn’s experiment.
In addition, the Egyptians also used barges to transport stones via rivers and canals and all of these methods and more were likely used to construct the pyramids.
For instance, a man in Michigan built his own Stonehenge by himself using simple techniques, moving and raising stone blocks that weigh anywhere from hundreds of pounds to several tons. The Egyptians could have done the same, but with more manpower.
Lehner also decried the theories that anyone else must have built the pyramids and explained that people who make such suggestions feel lost.
“This was as great as it comes in terms of art and sculpture and building ships from any place on the planet, in the whole repertoire of ancient cultures,” he said. “Why is there such a need to look for yet another culture, to say, “No, it wasn’t these people, it was some civilization that’s lost, even older. To some extent, I think we feel the need to look for a lost civilization on time’s other horizon because we feel lost in our civilization.”
Yet another Great Pyramid expert, Director General of the Giza site Zahi Hawass, concurs.
“We are lucky because we found this whole evidence of the workmen who built the Pyramids,” he said. “We found the artisans. Mark found the bakery, and we found this settlement of the camp, and hieroglyphic inscriptions of the Overseer of the Site of the Pyramid, the Overseer of the West Side of the Pyramid. We found the craftsmen, the man who makes the statue of the Overseer of the Craftsmen, the Inspector of Building Tombs, Director of Building Tombs—I’m telling you all the titles. We found 25 unique new titles connected with these people.”
When asked who built the pyramids, Hawass definitively responded.
“It was the Egyptians who built the Pyramids. The Great Pyramid is dated with all the evidence, I’m telling you now, to 4,600 years, the reign of Khufu. They are not people from a lost civilization. They are not from outer space. They are Egyptian, and their skeletons are here and were examined by scholars and doctors. The race of all the people we found are completely supporting that they are Egyptians.”
The idea that humans were incapable of building these great structures and that we must have had divine help or help from aliens is insulting. Ancient peoples had various techniques for cutting stone and moving it, and also were able to harness manpower in a way that is largely unheard of in today’s modern world. While modern peoples have been able to replace manpower with machines, thus making construction possible with just a small team of people, building such structures like the pyramids required tens of thousands of people using what many today would consider primitive tools and techniques.
But the fact remains that they did build the pyramids, and the human race should be proud of that achievement and learn from it. Because it’s not just Egyptian history. It’s human history. And aliens had nothing to do with it.
Archaeologists Discover Another Buried Sphinx at the Kom Ombo Temple Near Aswan
Egyptian archaeologists working on a groundwater reduction project at the Kom Ombo Temple in Aswan have discovered a sandstone sphinx, according to the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities on Sunday.
The discovery comes as a surprise as in the last few months, archaeologists working in Egypt have uncovered the remains of two Sphinx statues.
The unearthed Sphinx after it was restored. Image Credit: Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities.
A few weeks ago, we wrote about how construction workers working near the Luxor Temple Complex stumbled across the remains of a buried Sphinx statue.
Initial reports by the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquity suggested that the Sphinx uncovered at Luxor is similar in design to the Great Sphinx of Giza: It has the body of a lion and the head of a human.
The most famous Sphinx in Egypt is without a doubt the massive statue located at the Giza plateau.
The Great Sphinx of Giza is considered an ancient marvel not only because of its size and confusing design but because of the countless mysteries that surround this ancient structure.
Together with the three pyramids, the Great Sphinx found on the plateau of Giza – about 500 km from the place where the new statue was found – is one of the most emblematic monuments of Egypt.
Now, archeologists near Aswan mad another stunning discovery finding another Sphinx statue.
The Great Sphinx found near the Kom Ombo Temple.
Mostafa Waziri, general secretary of the Supreme Council of Antiquities of Egypt, explained that the piece probably dates from the Ptolemaic dynasty, as the Sphinx statue was found in the southeast side of the temple, in the same place where two sandstone reliefs of King Ptolemy V were discovered two months ago.
The Ptolemaic Dynasty ruled over Egypt for 275 years, from 305 to 30 BC, and they were the last dynasty of ancient Egypt.
The Kom Ombo temple complex was constructed during the Ptolemaic Dynasty.
Kom Ombo Temple before reconstruction. Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons. Public Domain
Ptolemy V was the fifth ruler of the Ptolemaic dynasty from 204 to 181 BC. He inherited the throne at the age of five, and under a series of regents, the kingdom was paralyzed. It is noteworthy to mention that to famous Rosetta Stone was produced during his reign as an adult.
The sculpture, discovery at the Kom Ombo Temple in Aswan bears hieroglyphic and demotic inscriptions and has already been transported to the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization in Fustat, where it will be carefully studied and restored by the archaeological mission to obtain more information about its origin. After restoration, the newly-found Sphinx will be exhibited to the public.
Ancient City That Predates The Pyramids And The First Pharaoh Found In Egypt
A 7,000-year-old city, predating both the Pharaohs and Pyramids has been discovered in Egypt.
A group of French and Egyptian archaeologists has made another surprising discovery in Egypt, as they have excavated the remains of one of the oldest settlements in the world, dating back to the Neolithic period.
The Ministry of Antiquities also announced that this finding “offers a unique opportunity to shed light on the prehistoric communities that lived in the Nile Delta before the reign of the first Pharaonic dynasty.”
The Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities released a statement saying that archaeologist had excavated silos contain extensive amounts of animal remains as well as planets, pottery and stone tools, in the fertile lands of Tell el Samara, located in Dacalia, some 140 kilometers north of Cairo.
The settlement dates back to around 5,000 BCE, which means that it effectively predates the construction of the famous pyramids at Giza by at least 2,500 years.
According to experts, the village’s agriculture heavily depended on rain. This discovery may help experts understand the development of the agriculture based on the irrigation system used by the ancient inhabitants of the Nile delta.
كشفت البعثة الأثرية المصرية الفرنسية المشتركة برئاسة د. فردريك جيو، عن أحد أقدم القري المعروفة حتي الآن في منطقة الدلتا…
Dr. Nadia Khedr, a ministry official responsible for Egyptian, Greek, and Roman antiquities on the Mediterranean coast, explained how rain-based plantations at the time may have given ‘early Egyptians’ the ability to start large-scale irrigation farming.
“Analyzing the biological material that has been discovered will present us with a clearer view of the first communities that settled in the Delta and the origins of agriculture and farming in Egypt,” she said.
Lately, Egypt has become a hot zone for archeological discoveries.
Not long ago we reported about the discovery of ‘a second Sphinx’ which was found at Luxor, located several meters beneath the surface.
Furthermore, not long ago, another group of archaeologists discovered what is now considered the oldest cheese in the world in the tomb of Ptahmes, mayor of the ancient city of Memphis, according to a study published in the journal Analytical Chemistry of the American Chemical Society.
Also, a sensational discovery was made when construction workers discovered a massive Granite Sarcophagus in Alexandria. At the time, some experts even thought that the massive unopened granite Sarcophagus may be the resting place of Alexander the Great. However, after the ancient tomb was opened, experts revealed that it was filled with the skeletal remains of three individuals who were most likely soldiers. The tomb was found to date back to the Ptolemaic period between 305 B.C. and 30 B.C.
In addition to all of the above, archaeologists excavating in Southern Egypt has recovered an extremely rare marble head which is believed to depict the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius.
10 Reasons Why The Great Pyramid Of Giza May Have Been A Giant Energy Machine
The Great Pyramid of Giza is one of the most astonishing structures ever built on Earth. In addition to being a massive, imposing ancient monument, built using mysterious techniques, the structure located at the Giza Plateau has refused to give up all its secret despite hundreds of years of archaeological studies.
Mainstream scholars maintain that the structure was commissioned by Pharaoh Khufu and that it was built as a tomb over a 10- to 20-year period concluding around 2560 BC.
However, despite massive efforts to prove the Great Pyramid was Built as a tomb, not a single piece of archaeological evidence has been uncovered through the years that would point to the Pyramid being a massive tomb.
Now if the pyramid wasn’t meant to serve as a tomb, what was its true purpose then?
The Great Pyraid of Giza. Image Credit: Shutterstock.
Here are 10 reasons why the Great Pyramid of Giza may have been a massive Energy Machine.
To understand how something like this is even possible, we must take a look at the materials the pyramid was built with, as the construction materials the structure was built with contain unique electrical properties: (1)Authors have found that the granite stones that were used in the Pyramids passageways are slightly radioactive, a feature that allows the stone to electrify the air. For some reason, the builders of the pyramid used (2)Dolomite, a material that is proven to be an excellent conductor of electricity, on the inner surfaces of the Great Pyramid. In addition, Tura Limestone–which happens to be an excellent electrical insulator covers the exterior parts of the Great Pyramid.
In addition to all of that, the Great Pyramid of Giza wasn’t placer randomly on where it sits today. (3)The Pyramid is located on a powerful source of underground energy, like many other ancient structures around the globe. (4)The Geology present at the Giza plateau naturally concentrates high amounts of electromagnetic forces of our planet. Beneath the surface, natural electric forces travel are known as telluric currents or Earth current. Telluric currents are an electric current which moves underground or through the sea. Telluric currents result from both natural causes and human activity, and the discrete currents interact in a complex pattern.
There’s evidence that the Ancient Egyptians used electricity thousands of years ago, despite mainstream scholars refusing to accept this idea. (5)If we take a look inside the Great Pyramid’s Corridors and chambers, there is no evidence whatsoever that the ancient builders of the Pyramid used torches or fire to illuminate the interior of the Pyramid as not a single piece of evidence of neither soot or smoke damage has been found in the corridors.
There are reliefs in different Egyptian Temples that show what many authors interpret as massive lightbulbs. Furthermore, if we take a look at the so-called (6)Baghdad Batteries, we will understand that thousands of years ago, these devices actually produced electricity.
As I have mentioned earlier, (7)there isn’t a single piece of evidence that suggests that the Pyramid was a tomb, and this idea is supported by the interior layout of the Pyramid. The Great Pyramid of Giza greatly differs from all other tombs that have been explored in Ancient Egypt.
The interior of the pyramid is cold in terms of design. (8)There are no decorations inside it, different construction materials were used, and not a single mummy has ever been found in its interior.
Latest scientific research has found that (9)the Great Pyramid of Giza focuses electromagnetic energy. This discovery changed everything we know about the Pyramid. The discovery was made by a team of German and Russian researchers who have proved that the Great Pyramid of Giza focuses electromagnetic energy in its chambers and (10)concentrates the electromagnetic energy in its lower part, located beneath the surface. The researchers took an interest in how the Great Pyramid of Giza would interact with electromagnetic waves of a proportional or, in other words, a resonant length.
Now, why would a ‘tomb’ concentrate and focus electromagnetic energy?
Here’s Who Was Inside The ‘Cursed’ Ancient Egyptian Black Granite Sarcophagus
The Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities has released new details about the giant black granite sarcophagus discovered in Alexandria, Egypt. According to the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities, the skeletons found inside the mysterious sarcophagus unearthed in July and opened despite ‘all warnings’ about alleged ancient curses it might unleash.
A close-up of the recently unearthed sarcophagus. Image Credit: Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities.
The enigmatic sarcophagus is considered the ‘largest’ granite sarcophagus ever discovered in Alexandria measuring 185 centimeters tall (6ft), 265 centimeters long (8.6ft), and 165 centimeters wide (5.4 ft.)
Experts say that the ominous sarcophagus remained buried for more than two thousand years 16 feet beneath the surface.
According to reports, the skeletons from the skeleton have been studied by a team of scientists from the Egyptian Antiquities Ministry, who have managed to determine the mummies age, gender, as well as many other details.
The results of the research were published on the Antiquities Ministry’s Facebook page:
The results of the archaeological studies carried out by a team of researchers from the Ministry of Antiquities on the…
According to Dr. Nadia Kheider, Head of the Central Department of Antiquities of Lower Egypt, the first skeleton belongs to a woman between the age of 20 to 25 years old, with a height around 160 to 164 cm.
The second one belongs to a man between the age of 35 to 39 years old, with a height ranging between 160 to 165.5 cm while the third skeleton is for a man between the age of 40 and 44 years old and its height was between 179 to 184.5 cm
Interestingly, experts have also recovered Small gold plates among the bones, measuring 5cm by 3cm (about 2in by 1in). Experts say that the plates feature delicate artwork and most likely were used to represent military ranks. The plates are being studied in detail by experts.
In addition, researchers from the Ministry of Antiquities also discovered a hole in one of the man’s skulls. The hole, experts say, was not what caused the man’s death, but is evidence of head surgery, better known as Trepanation.
“This surgery is the oldest surgical intervention ever known since pre-history but was rare in Egypt,” Dr. Zeinab Hashish, the head of the researchers’ team, said.
Interestingly, only a few skulls from ancient Egypt were found to have undergone the procedure, making this find an extremely important one.
The research on the mummies is not over.
Soon, experts will be carrying out new studies on the bones, including DNA analysis and CT scans, to determine whether they were members of a single family.
In regard to the dark, icky mummy juice found inside the sarcophagus, experts have now confirmed it is, in fact, sewage water, tinted by the corpses’ decayed wrappings.