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Ultra Peanut
02-09-2006, 12:29 PM
http://smh.com.au/news/world/valley-of-the-kings-yields-first-tomb-since-tut/2006/02/09/1139465798821.html

Valley of the Kings yields first tomb since Tut
February 10, 2006
CAIRO: An American team from the University of Memphis has found what appears to be an intact tomb in the Valley of the Kings - the first discovered in the valley since that of Tutankhamun in 1922.

The tomb contains five or six mummies in intact sarcophagi from the late 18th dynasty, about the same period as Tutankhamun, but the archaeologists have not yet had the time or the access to identify them. The 18th dynasty ruled Egypt from 1567BC to 1320BC, a period during which the country's power reached a peak.

The Valley of the Kings in southern Egypt contains the tombs of most of the pharaohs of the time but a member of the team said yesterday that the mummies in the newly found tomb need not be royal. "There are lots of non-royal tombs in the valley. It wouldn't be the only one by any means," she said.

A statement from the Egyptian Government's Supreme Council of Antiquities said the five sarcophagi, which are carved to human form, have coloured funerary masks and the tomb contains a large number of big storage jars. "For an unknown reason they were buried rapidly in the small tomb," it added.

ct
02-09-2006, 12:33 PM
[url] "For an unknown reason they were buried rapidly in the small tomb," it added.

Perhaps they were Jets fans.

Amnorix
02-09-2006, 12:38 PM
I note that a number of Pharoahs had their bodies moved after their initial entombment. Grave robbing was a problem even then, and the Ancient Egyptians went to great lengths to try to protect both their Pharoahs remains and the expensive goodies they buried with them. Sometimes, after a grave had been looted and there was concern that the tomb's security was breached, they were reburied.

In fact, archaeologists once found something like 22 mummies, all Pharoahs and their wives, etc., in ONE tomb, all of them having been moved to new digs for their safety.

Ultra Peanut
02-09-2006, 12:43 PM
It's going to be interesting to find out who they were.

MOhillbilly
02-09-2006, 12:45 PM
18th dynasty is how long ago?

ptlyon
02-09-2006, 12:47 PM
INDYYYYYYY!!!!

Rain Man
02-09-2006, 12:48 PM
18th dynasty is how long ago?

Off the top of my head, I'd guess roughly 3,326 to 3,573 years ago.

sedated
02-09-2006, 12:50 PM
wow.








who gives a fug?

MOhillbilly
02-09-2006, 12:52 PM
Off the top of my head, I'd guess roughly 3,326 to 3,573 years ago.

Did you happen to catch the PBS program about the mummies at the museum in niagra falls that dated the pharoh mummy there back to the line of ramsies II?

that old?

Rain Man
02-09-2006, 12:53 PM
There are mummies at Niagra Falls?

MOhillbilly
02-09-2006, 12:55 PM
There are mummies at Niagra Falls?

yeah acouple of them and a bona fide royal mummy. My great grandmummy went there once.

Saulbadguy
02-09-2006, 01:10 PM
wtf.

I was thinking "Hey..Psicosis would appreciate this!"

Ultra Peanut
02-09-2006, 01:15 PM
wtf.

I was thinking "Hey..Psicosis would appreciate this!"omg you are correct

foxman
02-09-2006, 01:16 PM
yeah acouple of them and a bona fide royal mummy. My great grandmummy went there once.


ROFL :clap:

Nice setup.

Halfcan
02-09-2006, 01:30 PM
Did you happen to catch the PBS program about the mummies at the museum in niagra falls that dated the pharoh mummy there back to the line of ramsies II?

that old?

Yep that was a very cool show!!!!

Dave Lane
02-09-2006, 01:37 PM
Very cool can't wait to see the photos on this..

Dave

Rain Man
02-09-2006, 02:31 PM
Have I told my story about being kind of a grave robber in Egypt?

I went there on vacation in 2001, and we were out in the desert in the most barren place I've ever seen, checking out some old tombs. The tombs were all spread out, so you'd have to walk up to a quarter-mile between them.

I went over one sand dune, and saw what looked like a stick poking about an inch out of the sand. Since there was absolutely nothing living in this place, I went over and checked it out. When I pulled on it, it kind of jumped out of the sand and I was holding a human thighbone. Pretty wild.

I buried it back, though, so I guess I'm not really a grave robber.

Hydrae
02-09-2006, 02:53 PM
wow.








who gives a fug?


I give a fug. This is cool stuff, wish I could be there helping pull stuff out!

FAX
02-09-2006, 02:57 PM
who gives a fug?

They're offering free fugs at Mustaffa's House Of Fugs this weekend, Mr. sedated.

FAX

SNR
02-09-2006, 04:42 PM
Shit! Now Imhotep is going to come and kill us all.

Stupid Memphis retarts! :cuss:

KcMizzou
02-09-2006, 04:47 PM
I give a fug. This is cool stuffabsolutely

FAX
02-09-2006, 04:52 PM
Speaking of fugs, do you guys think that the ancient Egyptians had alien assistance or guidance when constructing the pyramids?

If they did, we would be handing out fugs right and left, I think.

FAX

Ultra Peanut
02-09-2006, 05:03 PM
A small photo slide show is available here (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/11252094/). Nothing much, but a glimpse.

Halfcan
02-09-2006, 05:47 PM
There is probably a bunch more shit burried out there. I would love to see the King Tut exhibit.

listopencil
02-09-2006, 07:05 PM
I hope they find my cell phone. I haven't seen it in a month.