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Intact Egyptian Tomb Chamber found in Abusir

Prague - Czech archeologists found an intact 4,500-year-old tomb chamber of an Egyptian dignitary in the Abusir Pyramids area, the Mlada Fronta Dnes daily reported Saturday. The Egyptologists discovered the bricked-up entrance to the four- by-two-metre chamber at the bottom of a 10-metre-deep shaft, the report said. “And then you are standing at the door of a tomb (that was) not burglarized. One experiences feelings of Indiana Jones,” the newspaper cited Egyptologist Miroslav Barta as saying. The tomb chamber belonged to sacrificer Neferinpu who had lived and worked in the area’s pyramids in the 24th Century BC, or during the Egyptian Old Kingdom era of pyramid-building, the archeologist said. The Czech scientists, who have been working in the region since the 1970s, first discovered the tomb complex of Neferinpu’s family in 2006. They located and examined the sacrificer’s burial chamber which contains his sarcophagus and scores of burial objects in November but did not make their find public until they had completed recording every detail.

Posted : Sat, 05 Jan 2008 17:58:05 GMT * Author : DPA * Category : Science (Technology)


Is Tut’s death finally solved?

At a recent lecture at UCLA, I had the pleasure to meet Dr. Ben Harer, who took a distinctly different look at King Tut’s mysterious death. Not through the eyes of an Archaeologist, but through the eyes and experience of a Medical Doctor. Check out his findings in the “Egypt” pages.


Archaeology for the REST of us!

This blog was set up to share our discovery: the COTSEN Institute of Archaeology at UCLA.

So why is this important? Because this is a very cool place where those of us who were not formally schooled in the ways of Cultural History can:

  • Go to ACTUAL archaeological dig sites around the world
  • Roll up our sleeves and ACTUALLY DIG if we would like to
  • Learn as much about any ancient tribe, culture or country that we like
  • Attend lectures, presentations and special events hosted by REAL archaeologists
  • Attend social gatherings (usually including some pretty good wine) with other folks like

… and we do all of this with an incredible group of REAL archaeologists!