Monday, February 13, 2017

Sage Lazzaro - Archaeologists Just Discovered a Huge 3,000-Year-Old Royal Egyptian Tomb

In the almost 200-year history of Egyptology, so many ancient tombs have been located and identified that it was thought further finds would be rare. But a team of archaeologists just discovered another of especially high significance.

A team of Japanese archaeologists just came across a previously unknown tomb in the Theban necropolis in Egypt. Their research has determined it was built for a man named Khonsu with the title of Royal Scribe. And it’s not only 3,000 years old, but also beautifully decorated. What’s more, the discovery gives hope that there are even more to discover.

“No one knows that unknown tombs that still have beautiful decorations or inscriptions still remain undiscovered…I think that there might be more tombs hidden in this area,” Waseda University Professor Jiro Kondo, who led the team behind the discovery, told the Observer. This is not his first big find. Konodo discovered the tomb of Khonsuemheb in the same area in December 2013, and he came across this new discovery while cleaning the forecourt of another, the tomb of Userhat.

What’s most unique about the tomb of Khonsu, though, is how large and elaborately decorated it is. The tomb, which is shaped like a T, measures 14 feet from east to west and 15 feet from north to south and features colorful, well-preserved images on the walls and ceilings… read more:

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