Intact Fifth Dynasty Tomb Found

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Intact Fifth Dynasty Tomb Found

Postby Minimalist » Sat Dec 15, 2018 1:06 pm

or, so they claim.

https://www.rawstory.com/2018/12/egypt- ... cts-finds/

Egypt unveils ‘one of a kind’ ancient tomb, expects more finds


The tomb was found in a buried ridge at the ancient necropolis of Saqqara. It was untouched and unlooted, Mostafa Waziri, secretary-general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, told reporters at the site. He described the find as “one of a kind in the last decades”.

The tomb dates from the rule of Neferirkare Kakai, the third king of the Fifth Dynasty of the Old Kingdom.
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Re: Intact Fifth Dynasty Tomb Found

Postby circumspice » Sat Dec 15, 2018 7:09 pm

We probably won't have to wait very long for the reports to start filtering out because they want to rush the excavations, hoping to lure tourists back to Egypt... Finding an intact tomb, no matter what the social status of the interned person was, is really a big deal considering that even in antiquity it was pretty much a homegrown industry to loot tombs. I look forward to reading more about this in the near future.

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Re: Intact Fifth Dynasty Tomb Found

Postby Minimalist » Fri Dec 28, 2018 6:21 pm

Whoops. So much for bringing back the tourists!

https://nypost.com/2018/12/28/tourists- ... -pyramids/

Tourists killed when roadside bomb explodes near Giza pyramids



C'est la vie.
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Re: Intact Fifth Dynasty Tomb Found

Postby circumspice » Sat Dec 29, 2018 9:55 pm

Damn...
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Re: Intact Fifth Dynasty Tomb Found

Postby Minimalist » Sun Dec 30, 2018 2:48 pm

You know what is really amusing is that even in Palestine the one thing that the jews and arabs can agree on is the desirability of getting idiot xtian pilgrims to go there and have their wallets sucked dry. Somehow the Egyptians haven't figured that out.

Insh'allah, I suppose.
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