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3,000-Year-Old Sarcophagus Opened and Contains Perfectly Preserved Mummy

The last time the Egyptian government opened a sealed sarcophagus on live TV, the stench of sewer water sent everyone (except those who actually wanted to drink it and obtain superpowers) running from the room. And yet, they decided to try it again. This time, the results were much different. Did someone peek first?

“(Egyptian archeologists have discovered) a new tomb… with very nice paintings.”

That very unexciting announcement was made by Antiquities Minister Khaled al-Anani while standing in front of the temple of Queen Hatshepsut on the west bank of the Nile near the Valley of the Kings. The tomb was found in the El-Assasif necropolis in Luxor and actually contained more than just some “very nice paintings.” (Pictures here.) Archeologists recovered sarcophagi, statues and about 1,000 “Ushabatis,” which are funerary figurines made of wood, faience (tin-glazed earthenware) and clay. The tomb dates back to the Middle Kingdom and hieroglyphics indicate it belonged to “Thaw-Irkhet-If,” mummification supervisor at the Temple of Mut in Karnak. You would think that meant his mummy would be in tiptop condition, but his wasn’t the sarcophagus opened on live TV.

El Asassif necropolis

“One sarcophagus was rishi-style, which dates back to the 17th dynasty, while the other sarcophagus was from the 18th dynasty. The two tombs were present with their mummies inside.”

Minister Khaled Al Anani was definitely more excited about these mummies found in a separate tomb because they were so well-preserved. Discovered near the tomb of Padiamenopé (a prophet and head of priests-readers) by a French team led by of Prof. Frédéric Colin of the University of Strasbourg, one mummy belonged to a woman named Pouyou or Pouya who lived during the 18th Dynasty (1550-1295 BCE). The second mummy was unidentified and dated back to the 17th Dynasty (1580-1550 BCE). There were also other unidentified mummies found outside of the sarcophagi and may have been relatives off Pouyou. While the sarcophagi had never been opened, they appeared to have been reburied at the time of the construction of Padiamenopé’s tomb around 700 BCE. (Pictures here.)

Valley of the Kings

No one ran out of the elaborate ceremonial opening of the sarcophagus retching because they apparently had really been unopened and were without leaks. As expected, the Minister use this as an opportunity to promote Egyptian tourism … which is fine as long as the excavations are done carefully and the remains and artifacts are preserved and treated with respect. In this case, the announcement was sponsored by Orascom Investment Company which funds these types of events. They expect to be back because digs at both sites are ongoing.

Let’s hope the good intentions continue as the tourist dollars increase.

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Archaeologists amazed to find a 2100 years old phone like object

A group of archaeologists has found a strange black rectangular object next to the skeleton of a woman in a grave at the excavation site of Ala-Tey, in the mountainous Republic of Tuvá (Russia). The 2100 years old phone like device amazed the Archaeologists.

2100 years old phone

The researchers nicknamed “Natasha” to the ancestral woman, while the mysterious object that accompanied her was called “iPhone” because of her resemblance to Apple’s product. The 2100 years old phone like device has holes in the top and bottom just like the modern device.

However, and far from being an oopart, the object is actually a belt buckle more than 2,100 years old, unearthed in a tomb in the so-called «Russian Atlantis», the name given to a mountainous region in Siberia, already It is covered with water and only appears for a few weeks a year.

Pavel Leus, one of the archaeologists who participate in the excavations, explained that the team has been carrying out expeditions to the Ala-Tey burial site for several years. Leus added that the finding of that interesting 2100 years old phone like device was made in 2016, but the results have been made public only now.

“The burial of” Natasha “with an” iPhone “of the Xiongnu era remains one of the most interesting in this burial site,” said the expert.

The buckle, 18 by 9 centimeters, is made of precious stones inlaid with turquoise, carnelian, and mother of pearl, and is decorated with Chinese Wu Zhu coins. These coins have helped scientists date the object 2,137 years ago when they were minted.

Source: The Siberian Times

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Just Myths? | Enoch, Great Pyramid of Egypt, and the Anunnaki Civilization Saga?

Since the dawn of man, the time has been his ruthless enemy. There was nothing man could do to escape his earthly demise.

But the pyramids towering over man and his creations fear no time.

Much has been said about the origins of these mysterious structures, so much that the truth has been concealed within piles of false assumptions.

But an archaic figure has cracked the riddle of both time and pyramid.

His name is Enoch – the man who cheated death to go rule over the otherworldly kingdom of a higher force.

Before departing for these higher beings, Enoch had left a luxuriant cultural heritage for the generations to come.

He wished for them to solve the riddle of time, just like him, so he concealed the answers within his teachings, and within the greatest architectural mystery of present-day – The Great Pyramid of Egypt.

Sumerian and Mayan accounts remind of Enoch as the one who conquered time and who encoded this secret within the time-defying pyramids – his masterpiece.

It is now up to YOU to decipher this timeworn knowledge and garner its unimaginable benefits.

Anunnaki is believed to be a group of deities in several ancient Mesopotamian cultures such as the Babylonian, Sumerian, Assyrian, and Akkadian.

The name Anunnaki is a derivative of the names heaven “Anu”, and earth “Ki”. However, some groups translate them as “princely offspring” or “Those of Royal Blood”.

The Sumerian legends and the ancient texts use the word Annunaki to refer to a group of gods who came from heaven.

They were considered as the main gods of the Sumerian pantheon. The Sumerians worshipped these gods long before the great pantheon of ancient Greece and before the ancient Egyptian gods.

The Anunnaki descended from An, the supreme being that reigned over all the Sumerian gods.

The Babylonian myths of creation say there were 300 Anunnaki who kept the heavens and 300 others who guarded the underworld.

These deities were so important that they were also mentioned in the Epic of Gilgamesh.

The development of Sumerian civilization occurred in the Persian Gulf while growing to strength over time.

The “Plain of the Land of Shinar” is the territory that was renamed to Babylon after 2000 B.C.

These people lived in the Middle East on the territory we know as Iran and Iraq today.

Source: Matrix World Disclosure

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Revealed Photos Show Something Huge May be Hidden in Ancient Egypt

A recent discovery at a notable ancient Egyptian site, which for some reason, is yet to be shared with the public or reported in the headlines. It’s from the ancient Egyptians.

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