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Stunning Photos Show ‘One of a Kind’ 4,400-Year-Old Tomb Just Discovered in Egypt

A newly discovered, well-preserved tomb in Egypt has been determined to be the final resting place of a royal priest who, according to one excavation official, really loved his mom.

“He mentions the name of his mother almost everywhere here,” said Mostafa Waziri, secretary general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, pointing to the dozens of hieroglyphics, statues and drawings.

Photos and videos of the tomb, which is more than 4,000 years old, show its exceptional condition. Waziri said the find was “one of a kind in the last decades,” according to Reuters.

The priest’s name is Wahtye, who served during Egypt’s Fifth Dynasty under King Neferirkare, according to Waziri. His tomb is about 33 feet long, 10 feet wide and 10 feet high, and was uncovered in the Saqqara region, which is south of Cairo.It contains two levels filled with dozens of statues and colorful drawings of the priest and his family.Various drawings depict “the manufacturing of pottery and wine, making religious offering, musical performances, boats sailing, the manufacturing of the funerary furniture, and hunting,” according to Egypt Today.
NPR reports the Saqqara site is part of a larger complex where archaeologists have discovered art and architecture that provide insight into the daily life in ancient Egypt.

Many other ancient artifacts probably remain hidden in the tomb’s lower depths, Waziri said. He pointed toward a shaft that he believes contains a sarcophagus of the tomb’s owner, in addition to many other objects.

“We’re gonna start, the day after tomorrow, digging to reveal what kind of secrets this shaft is hiding,” he said. Further excavation is expected to begin Sunday.

“The color is almost intact even though the tomb is almost 4,400 years old,” he said, according to Reuters. Egypt’s Fifth Dynasty ruled from about 2,500 BC to 2,350 BC.

More photos of the tomb are below:

A view of the tomb’s wall. (Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters)

An archaeological worker stands inside the tomb. (Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters)

Statues inside the tomb of Wahtye. (Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters)

(Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters)

Statues inside the tomb of Wahtye. (Khaled Elfiqi/EPA-EFE/REX)The tomb of Wahtye dates to the reign of King Neferirkare. (Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters)

Statues inside the tomb of Wahtye. (Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters)

A statue inside the tomb of Wahtye. (Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters)

A view of the tomb’s entrance. (Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty Images)

Archaeologists will continue to excavate Wahtye’s tomb and expect to make more discoveries soon, Waziri said.

Source www.sciencealert.com

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Oldest pyramid on Earth is hidden in Antarctica claims researcher


Sebastian Kettley
The Express

Ancient alien theorists who are certain secret pyramids are concealed all around the globe, think some may be hidden on Antarctica. Conspiracy theorists, in particular, point to a vaguely pyramid-like structure near the Shackleton mountain range on the icy continent. The “pyramid” in question, when viewed on satellite imagery, does appear to have four steep sides much like the Great Pyramid of Giza. This incredibly bizarre theory was presented on the History Channel’s TV series Ancient Aliens, which investigates various extraterrestrial theories.Episode one of season 11 of Ancient Aliens, explored the remote possibility such pyramids were left behind by ancient alien visitors or human civilisations.

Conspiracy theory author David Childress told Ancient Aliens there is a distinct possibility the Shackleton pyramid is the oldest of its kind on Earth.

He said: “If this gigantic pyramid in Antarctica is an artificial structure, it would probably be the oldest pyramid on the planet and in fact it might be the master pyramid that all the other pyramids on planet Earth were designed to look like.”

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Another conspiracy theorist agreed, saying: “All the way around the world we find evidence of pyramid structures.”We should start looking at the possibility there was habitation on Antarctica.”Was it a lost civilisation? Could it be ancient astronauts?”And just maybe, the earliest monuments of our own civilisation came from Antarctica.”But the theory was challenged by Dr Michael Salla, author of Exopolitics Political Implications of the Extraterrestrial Presence.

The alien expert argued the Antarctic pyramid is just one node in a global network of power-generating pyramids strategically placed around Earth.

A popular pyramid conspiracy claims the triangular structures act as power generators of sorts, built for the purpose of transiting vast amounts of energy wirelessly.

It would probably be the oldest pyramid on the planet

Dr Salla said: “There has been extensive research done on pyramids throughout the world, in terms of their structure an what is they really are.

One of the theories is that pyramids are power generators and so, if you have these pyramids strategically placed around the world generating a charge, it’s possible to create a general standing wave around the world that is a wireless transmission of energy.”

However, not everyone who saw the Ancient Aliens episode was convinced by the wild theories presented.

YouTube user Derrick commented: “Snow covered pyramid shape in Antarctica, I believe geologists would call that a mountain.”

Lazaros Tsakpounidis Tsakpounidis said: “I feel like I’m losing my brain cells after watching this.”

And Mohammad Ziaul Mushtafa Khan said: “No evidence, only a bunch of authors referred them as extraterrestrial theorists claimed everything on Earth is conspired by some aliens, now latest victim is Antarctica.

“Maybe geologist must take lessons from so-called experts.”

And according to geologists, there is nothing unusual about the angular shape of the mountain.

Dr Mitch Darcy, a geologist at the German Research Centre for Geosciences in Potsdam, argued mountains like this are known as nunataks.

Nunataks are exposed and rocky mountain peaks and rides which are naturally occurring and pyramid-like in shape.

Speaking about a similar “Antarctica pyramid” near the Ellsworth Mountains, the geologist told IFLScience: “The peaks are clearly composed of rock, and it’s a coincidence that this particular peak has that shape.

“It’s not a complicated shape, so it’s not a special coincidence either.

“By definition, it is a nunatak, which is simply a peak of rock sticking out above a glacier or an ice sheet.

“This one has the shape of a pyramid, but that doesn’t make it a human construction.”

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Let’s learn something new about Gods from Sumeria

Sumerian culture is a special one. In this culture we can find a great number of deities. We can say that the Sumerian culture is the culture with the greatest number of gods. According to many scientists, these Sumerian gods are nothing more than very advanced alien beings that have arrived on earth thousands of years ago.

This extraterrestrial civilization was so advanced for the people who existed at that time on earth that they believed that these beings were Gods.

These Sumerian gods would have come to earth to extract monoatomic gold. They needed this monoatomic gold to repair the atmosphere of the planet they were from. This planet had been greatly affected by wars and pollution, and this gold extracted from Earth was very precious for these aliens.

In the next video there is crucial information that will help you better understand the legend of the Sumerian gods:

In conclusion, these stories about the Sumerian gods require more attention. They have to be studied even more.

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An underground treasure of the Mayans has been discovered at Chichen Itza

The find includes 200 pieces of pottery intact for over a thousand years in an underground ritual cave at Chichen Itza.

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The National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) of Mexico reported on Monday the discovery of at least 200 pieces of ceramics that remained intact for more than a thousand years in an underground ritual cave in the Mayan city of Chichen Itza, in the current state of Yucatan

The cave, discovered 50 years ago but remained unexplored until now, is called Balamkú and has a labyrinthine path with a depth of 24 meters below the surface.

Balamkú is located 2.7 kilometers east of the tourist pyramid of El Castillo or Temple of Kukulkan, popularly known as one of the seven wonders of the modern world.

Guillermo de Anda, researcher at the National Coordination of Archeology of INAH and director of the Great Maya Aquifer project, told a press conference in Mexico City that this is the most important finding since the Balamkanché cave in the 1950s.

“It’s an overwhelming place; I believe without a doubt that it is one of the most important caves of Yucatan and I also believe that I do not exaggerate saying that this is the most important find in the area after the cave of Balamkanche, “said the archaeologist.

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In addition, the researcher pointed out that “the greatest treasure” of Balamkú is that “it is not altered, it is not looted and we have all the information here”.

The vast majority of objects found are censers dedicated to Tlaloc, the Mesoamerican god of water, used for rituals and offerings in the Late Classic Maya period (600-900) The presence of Tlaloc figures, typical of the pre-Hispanic peoples of the center of Mexico, in Yucatan, has opened a debate on how they arrived in this area.

The archaeologist explained that the investigations have discarded the initial hypothesis of a Toltec invasion of the Maya, and noted that “there must be an influence from the center of Mexico towards Chichén Itzá”. Vessels, food, seeds, jade, shells and bones.

“In that sense, these materials will help us establish a chronology,” said the researcher, who revealed that they foresee finding in Balamkú many more objects from the two hundred figures found.

The archaeological remains belong to seven offerings documented so far and are in good condition since the cave remained sealed for centuries.

The incense burners and vessels discovered in Balamku still preserve charred remains, food, seeds, jade, shell and bones, among other elements that the Maya offered during that time to their deities.

The difficult access and morphology of the cave hindered the deposition of these pieces and the celebration of rituals, reason why the researchers consider that it was a space of great relevance for the Mayans of Chichén Itzá.

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The archaeologist maintained that this cave is “probably more sacred” than the Sacred Cenote itself, a circular depression 60 meters in diameter and 15 meters deep filled with water and located in Chichén Itzá.

De Anda considered that Balamku had more importance because “the effort that represents to enter is greater than in the Sacred Cenote, that received offerings of all Mesoamerica and had pilgrimages”.

So far, the INAH team has carried out a preliminary exploration of the first 450 meters of the cave, although it is estimated that this route would be equivalent to one-third of the actual length.

Researchers are working on the development of a three-dimensional model of the course of the cave under the premise of avoiding modifications in the underground gallery.

Guillermo de Anda explained that they entered this cave to investigate the rumor that has been transmitted for generations that there is an important cenote below the Chichen Itza pyramid.

Although the researcher did not rule out that Balamkú could take this cenote, he affirmed that there is still a long time to find it and verify its existence.

According to the INAH, Balamkú means “jaguar god”, in allusion to the divine quality that the ancient Mayans attributed to this animal, which they believed had the ability to enter and leave the underworld.

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