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Ancient Tombs Unearthed in Egyptian City of Luxor

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Italian archaeologists have unearthed tombs in the southern Egyptian city of Luxor that are more than 3,000 years old.

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Roger G (154)
Friday January 11, 2013, 5:16 pm
noted, thanks !

Elle B (84)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 9:04 am
Ty ~ Returned to visit the King Tut exhibit in Seattle on Sunday...the last day it will ever be in the US . . a true journey back in time [saw before in 1978]. This time there were more artifacts from early dynasties. . .the infamous King's golden burial mask was missing but the exhibit was a treasure to behold that will be remembered for life.

g d c (0)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 10:14 am
Egypt's antiquities ministry says the tombs were found under the mortuary temple of the Pharoah Amenhotep II, who reigned from 1427 BC to 1401 BC.

The temple is located on the western bank of the River Nile.

The ministry said remains of wooden sarcophagi and human bones were found inside the tombs.

Jars used to preserve the liver, lungs, stomach and intestines of the deceased were also found, decorated with images of the four sons of the god Horus.

The figures - which have the heads of a human, a baboon, a jackal and a falcon - were believed to help the soul find its way to heaven.

Wafaa Elsaddik, a professor of Egyptology, told the BBC the find was significant because it showed that temples were not just used for worship, but for burial as well.

She said the jars were of very good quality which suggested that the tombs had belonged to wealthy people.

Bob hardly here P (394)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 11:10 am

John B (185)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 7:50 pm
Thanks Marty for the link to the article. Quite interesting and I hope more information regarding who exactly these individuals were will becoming. Read and noted.

Julie F (68)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 8:29 pm

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 9:55 pm
This is very exciting for me, I was there some years back. Good grief, do these people not know they are called "canopic jars"? Noted thanks.

Billie C (2)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 10:14 pm
lets hope the muslim fools don't ruin them since they hate anything not built by muslims.

Irine L (0)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 10:22 pm
I read this on the other day, very cool.

James Howie (168)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 12:07 am
Great find, and there still so much more to be found out there.

Giana Peranio-paz (398)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 3:39 am
Thanks Marty!

Gloria picchetti (304)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 5:03 am
I am a cemetary freak but it has to be in the USA or France.

Lorraine A (27)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 5:53 am
Thanks. Love archeology.

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