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Ancient tomb of fifth dynasty princess discovered in Egypt
One News Page ^ | Saturday, November 3, 2012 | Stephanie Boyd

Posted on 11/06/2012 4:19:19 PM PST by SunkenCiv

Ancient tomb of fifth dynasty princess discovered in Egypt A 4,500-year-old tomb of an Egyptian princess has been discovered near Cairo, Egypt -- A princess's tomb dating from the fifth dynasty (around 2500 BC) has been discovered in the Abu Sir region near Cairo. Mohamed Ibrahim, Egypt's antiquities minister, announced the discovery on Friday. "We have discovered the antechamber to Princess Shert Nebti's tomb which contains four limestone pillars," he said. He described the pillars as having "hieroglyphic inscriptions giving the princess's name and her titles, which include 'the daughter of the king Men Salbo and his lover venerated before God the all-powerful'." The Czech Institute of Egyptology's mission, funded by the Charles University of Prague and directed by Miroslav Bartas, was accredited with making the discovery. "The discovery of this tomb marks the beginning of a new era in the history of the sepulchres at Abu Sir and Saqqara," Ibrahim said.

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TOPICS: History; Science; Travel
KEYWORDS: egypt; godsgravesglyphs; shertnebt
Image credit: Supreme Council of Antiquities / AFP

Ancient tomb of fifth dynasty princess discovered in Egypt

1 posted on 11/06/2012 4:19:26 PM PST by SunkenCiv
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Unattributed photos (probably AFP), very nice:
http://news.sky.com/story/1006532/ancient-princess-tomb-discovered-in-egypt

AP photos, can’t use ‘em here, so linking:
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/tomb-of-princess-unearthed-near-cairo/story-e6frg6n6-1226509921095


2 posted on 11/06/2012 4:21:21 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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3 posted on 11/06/2012 4:24:38 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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4 posted on 11/06/2012 4:26:30 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv
'the daughter of the king Men Salbo and his lover venerated before God the all-powerful'

Is there an inconsistency here or am I just giddy from voting?

5 posted on 11/06/2012 4:29:07 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: SunkenCiv

Sometimes I fell that these places should be left hidden until after the Jihadist threat is defeated.


6 posted on 11/06/2012 4:30:51 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: SunkenCiv

Isn’t there an election ocurring in the present day? You know Nov. 6 2012 CE.


7 posted on 11/06/2012 4:35:31 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: SunkenCiv

their faces seem very round


8 posted on 11/06/2012 4:52:21 PM PST by blueplum
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To: SunkenCiv

They had better excavate and document it quickly before the Muzzies decide to destroy it.


9 posted on 11/06/2012 4:56:22 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Why is the government more concerned about protecting a microbe on Mars than an unborn baby here?)
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To: SunkenCiv

Islamists to blow it up tomorrow.


10 posted on 11/06/2012 5:12:34 PM PST by El Laton Caliente (NRA Life Member & www.Gunsnet.net Moderator)
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To: blueplum

It could be that was the style (compare these with Lady Sennui and her consort), or they may have just been jowl-y, i.e., very well fed. The architect of the Great Pyramid (and he wasn’t an alien, btw) can be seen in a lifesize statue, and he had man-boobs.


11 posted on 11/06/2012 5:15:14 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv
"Mohamed Ibrahim, Egypt's antiquities minister"

The new Egyptian antiquities guy? Maybe his hand is not out so far as the other egotist?

Perhaps we will be seeing some good stuff more often now. Good for Egypt, TV and tourists.

yitbos

12 posted on 11/06/2012 7:55:37 PM PST by bruinbirdman ("Those who control language control minds." -- Ayn Rand)
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To: bigheadfred

Those aren’t mutually exclusive. ;’)


13 posted on 11/06/2012 8:34:27 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: blueplum

Whoops, not Lady Sennuwy, these two:
Pair statue of Ptahkhenuwy and his wife. Painted limestone. Eqyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5, 2465-2323 B.C.E. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Harvard University -- Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition, 06.1876.

Pair statue of Ptahkhenuwy and his wife. Painted limestone. Eqyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5, 2465-2323 B.C.E. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Harvard University -- Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition, 06.1876.

14 posted on 11/06/2012 8:39:19 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: 1010RD
*** Isn’t there an election ocurring in the present day? You know Nov. 6 2012 CE. ***

Yes There was. America lost.

"Im a start me a mf'n riot!"
/s

15 posted on 11/07/2012 4:37:59 AM PST by Condor51 (Si vis pacem, para bellum.)
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To: bruinbirdman

None of them know much, they’re bureaucrats who owe their jobs to whomever they have to pay off with whatever they can, uh, obtain.


16 posted on 11/07/2012 6:20:30 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: bigheadfred; SunkenCiv; All

Perhaps what we have here is a failure to translate correctly. Maybe what was meant was the king and his beloved, their daughter.


17 posted on 11/07/2012 10:36:11 PM PST by gleeaikin
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To: gleeaikin

In dynastic Egypt, they didn’t have any problem mating like a box of hamsters.


18 posted on 11/08/2012 3:32:47 AM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

19 posted on 11/08/2012 3:39:59 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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