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13 February 2006 @ 12:12 pm
First intact Egyptian tomb discovered since 1922  
Announced Feb 8, 2006 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KV63

"The burial chamber measures some four metres by five and, as far as can be seen, has plain white walls. It contains five or six human mummies with coloured funerary masks, enclosed in wooden sarcophagi, together with about 20 large storage jars, described as having intact pharaonic-era seals. The burial site is believed to date from the latter portion of the 18th dynasty (ca. 14th century BCE) of the New Kingdom (16th century to 11th century BCE), but the occupants have not yet been identified."

Discovered by US archaeologists from the University of Memphis (TN) lead by Otto Schaden.

I love the irony of the University of Memphis finding it :)
 
 
 
junoimeldajunoimelda on February 14th, 2006 06:09 am (UTC)
Wow. A tomb that's been around for 16 centuries. That's kind of amazing to contemplate the fact that anything has survived that long!
kensal on February 14th, 2006 11:22 am (UTC)
wow, thats just awesome.
Scotaelius27 on February 15th, 2006 04:06 pm (UTC)
We want to invite you guys to a gathering at our house on Saturday, but you didn't respond last time. Send me your current email address to scot_anderson@hotmail.com

Scot (& Shannon)
blackinkstars on February 28th, 2006 08:37 pm (UTC)
question!
noticed your post in concious consumers...do you know of any Fairtrade clothing companies?