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  • DEAD COOL Ancient tomb of Egyptian King Djoser opened 4,500 YEARS after burial – revealing stunning chambers

    09/25/2021 11:54:29 PM PDT · by blueplum · 39 replies
    The Sun UK ^ | 15 September 2021 | Charlotte Edwards, Digital Technology and Science Reporter
    THE TOMB of an ancient Egyptian king who lived around 4,500 years ago has been restored and opened to the public. King Djoser's death thousands of years ago was honoured by the building of the stunning South Tomb but his body remains in the nearby Step Pyramid.... ....Guests enter through a large rectangular entrance and then down 98 feet to a labyrinth of corridors below. There is a burial chamber in the tomb but it is seen as too small to have been anything more than symbolic....
  • Tomb of Olympias, Alexander The Great’s Mother, Found!

    07/13/2021 9:54:30 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 12 replies ^ | 7/11/21 | Ashley Cowie
    The lost tomb of Olympias, the mother of Alexander the Great, has finally been discovered. Recent excavations in the Tomb of Korinos in northern Greece have resulted in what amounts to a massive historical discovery. Pontos News reported exclusively yesterday that Professor Athanasios Bidas recently presented a suite of hard evidence at a scientific conference suggesting this latest Korinos’ tomb was that of Olympias, wife of King Philip of Macedonia and mother of Alexander the Great. In 2019, Professor Bidas read a set of ancient inscriptions that led him to believe he had identified the Tomb of Korinos as the...
  • San Francisco ‘Feels Like a Tomb’ as Companies Embrace ‘Work from Home’

    02/16/2021 6:13:56 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 57 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/16/2021 | Joel B Pollak
    San Francisco has become a “desolate” city over the past year, as the coronavirus pandemic forced people to work from home — and companies learned to embrace it. A few years ago, as Breitbart News reported in 2016, San Francisco was so crowded with workers, and so expensive to live in, that people would commute from hours away each day to reach the city.
  • Piramide di Caio Cestio [Tomb of Gaius Cestius (pr. Kestius)]

    06/22/2020 9:20:37 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 4 replies
    Rome in the Footsteps of an XVIIIth Century Traveller ^ | Page revised in May 2020 | Roberto Piperno
    Caius Cestius, a very wealthy Roman, chose for his tomb a pyramidal shape rather than the traditional circular one (see Tomba di Cecilia Metella, which was built at approximately the same time); we know that he had been praetor (an annually elected magistrate), tribune of the people and epulonum, a member of a group of seven priests who supervised the solemn sacrificial banquets; he was a brother of the Cestius who built a bridge at Isola Tiberina and he was a friend of Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa, son-in-law of Emperor Augustus. An inscription found in the burial chamber inside the pyramid...
  • Has the location of Alexander the Great's Tomb been found

    03/12/2020 7:14:01 PM PDT · by wildbill · 36 replies
    Ancient Origins ^ | March 2020 | Ashlet Cowie
    The mysterious location of the tomb of Alexander the Great might finally have been confirmed. Alexander the Great was a king of the ancient Greek kingdom of Macedon from 336–323 BC and after conquering the Greek city-states he rolled over Persia founding an empire with 70 cities across three continents covering an estimated two million square miles. Now, a piece of masonry from an ancient tomb discovered in the foundations of St Mark ’s in Venice matching the dimensions of a sarcophagus in the British Museum might confirm the location of the tomb of Alexander the Great, and what’s more,...
  • Bulgaria's Largest Thracian Mound Proves to Be Tower Tomb [tr]

    01/22/2019 12:42:07 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 22 replies
    Archaeology in Bulgaria ^ | January 16, 2019 | Ivan Dikov
    The massive 3rd century AD Antiquity building exposed in July 2018 underneath the Maltepe Mound, Bulgaria's largest Ancient Thracian burial mound ever, has turned out to be a tower tomb like the ones in ancient Middle East cities such as Petra and Palmyra, and could contain the remains of Roman Emperor Philip I the Arab (r. 244 - 249 AD)... In 2018, archaeologists began excavating the huge Ancient Thracian burial mound from the top down, and at first exposed only the roof of the building found underneath, which they said was of a square building, nearly 7 meters wide and...
  • Ancient tomb of fifth dynasty princess discovered in Egypt

    11/06/2012 4:19:19 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 19 replies
    One News Page ^ | Saturday, November 3, 2012 | Stephanie Boyd
    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...
  • 4,400-Year-Old Egyptian Tomb Discovered in Ancient Burial Ground (a different one)

    12/16/2018 8:15:13 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies
    History Channel website ^ | February 5, 2018 | Becky Little
    Archaeologists have uncovered a 4,400-year-old Egyptian tomb that they believe belonged to a high-ranking priestess. The Egyptian government revealed the new discovery on February 3, 2018, noting that this tomb on the Giza plateau contains rare wall paintings. The researchers say this tomb belonged to Hetpet, a priestess for the goddess Hathor. Often depicted as a woman with a cow's head, Hathor is associated with fertility, music, love, among several other qualities (including drunkenness). They concluded this tomb belonged to Hetpet because it contained a purification basin engraved with her name and titles, reports Agence France-Presse (AFP). In addition, some...
  • One of a Kind' 4,400-year-old Tomb Discovered in Egypt

    12/16/2018 5:08:59 AM PST · by stockpirate · 42 replies ^ | 12/15/2018 | AP
    Decorated with hieroglyphs and statues, the untouched burial place was discovered south of Cairo in 'near perfect condition' Egypt unveiled a well-preserved 4,400-year-old tomb decorated with hieroglyphs and statues south of Cairo on Saturday, and officials expect more discoveries when archaeologists excavate the site further in coming months. The tomb was found in a buried ridge at the ancient necropolis of Saqqara. It was untouched and unlooted, Mostafa Waziri, secretary-general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, told reporters at the site. He described the find as "one of a kind in the last decades." The tomb dates from the rule...
  • Egypt unveils 'one of a kind' ancient tomb, expects more finds

    12/16/2018 2:51:59 AM PST · by csvset · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | 15 Dec 2018 | Patrick Werr
    SAQQARA, Egypt (Reuters) - Egypt unveiled a well-preserved 4,400-year-old tomb decorated with hieroglyphs and statues south of Cairo on Saturday, and officials expect more discoveries when archaeologists excavate the site further in coming months. The tomb was found in a buried ridge at the ancient necropolis of Saqqara. It was untouched and unlooted, Mostafa Waziri, secretary-general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, told reporters at the site. He described the find as “one of a kind in the last decades”. The tomb dates from the rule of Neferirkare Kakai, the third king of the Fifth Dynasty of the Old Kingdom....
  • Tomb Of President Andrew Jackson Vandalized In Tennessee

    04/30/2018 5:04:13 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 39 replies
    AP via WHNT ^ | 04/30/18
    <p>NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP)-- Officials at Andrew Jackson's historic home in Tennessee say the seventh president's tomb has been vandalized and marred by profanities.</p> <p>Andrew Jackson Foundation President and CEO Howard Kittell said the vandalism was discovered early Friday at The Hermitage, the former president's home and museum in Nashville.</p>
  • ‘The Fisherman’s Tomb’: The Truth Behind the Great Search for the Apostle Peter

    04/13/2018 7:02:30 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 20 replies
    CNS News ^ | 4-12-18 | John O'Neill
    Deep under the Vatican lies one of the world’s greatest archaeological and religious wonders. It is almost unknown to the public, and was recently opened on a very limited basis to a few carefully vetted people each day as the so-called, “Scavi Tour.” The tour is often called the, “Hottest Ticket in Rome.” Beginning 75 years ago, the Vatican began a secret search for the tomb of the Apostle Peter, whom legend said was buried on Vatican Hill after his execution by the Roman Emperor, Nero, in 66 A.D. Peter was Christ’s most important lieutenant and, with Paul, one of...
  • Ancient tomb door with stunning menorah carving revealed in Israel

    12/21/2017 5:18:12 AM PST · by SJackson · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12-21-17 | James Rogers
    As the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah comes to a close, the discovery of an ancient tomb door with a stunning menorah carving is providing a fascinating glimpse into Israel’s rich history. The basalt tomb door, which is undergoing preservation work, was recently put on display by the Institute of Archaeology at Hebrew University, in Jerusalem. The door was discovered in Tiberias in Israel’s Galilee region in 2010 by archaeologists from the University, but was only revealed to the public a few weeks ago, said Dr. Katia Cytryn-Silverman, senior lecturer at Hebrew University’s Institute of Archaeology and Department of Islamic and...
  • Great Pyramid of Giza's hidden chamber is revealed

    11/02/2017 9:20:21 AM PDT · by mairdie · 56 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2 November 2017 | Harry Pettit
    The structure, also known as Khufu's Pyramid, is the sole survivor of the ancient Seven Wonders of the World. ... The scientists made the discovery using cosmic-ray imaging, recording the behaviour of subatomic particles called muons that penetrate the rock. Detectors were set up inside the pyramid, including in the so-called Queen's Chamber. This allowed the pyramid's insides to be seen without physically disturbing it, as the results showed empty space differently from rock. The presence of the space, dubbed the ScanPyramids Big Void, was confirmed using three different detection technologies over several months after first being spotted, the paper...
  • Astonishing Discovery at Christ's Tomb Supports Turin Shroud

    12/03/2016 9:15:33 AM PST · by marshmallow · 108 replies
    EWTN Great Britain ^ | 11/26/16 | Deacon Nick Donnelly
    An astonishing discovery has been made during repair work to the Edicule -- the ancient chamber housing Jesus' tomb in Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Scientists have reported extraordinary phemonena that may support the authenticity of the Holy Shroud of Turin. On October 26, 27 and 28, 2016 a group of scientists and religious authorities oversaw the removal of the marble slab that covers the tomb of Christ. Marie-Armelle Beaulieu, editor-in-chief of Terre Sainte Magazine, reports that some of the measuring instruments used by scientists were altered by electromagnetic disturbances when they were placed directly on the stone in...
  • Intact, Packed Etruscan Tomb Found

    12/05/2015 10:33:46 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 83 replies
    Discovery News ^ | December 4, 2015 | Rossella Lorenzi
    An intact Etruscan tomb, complete with sarcophagi, a full array of grave goods and a mysterious marble head, has has been brought to light in the Umbria region of Italy, in what promises to be one of the most important archaeological findings in recent history. Dated to the end of the 4th century B.C., the burial site was found by a farmer who opened a void in the earth while working with his plow in a field near Citta della Pieve, a small town some 30 miles southwest of Perugia... Dated to the end of the 4th century B.C., the...
  • Report: PA Police Beat Jewish Worshipers at Joseph's Tomb

    10/17/2015 11:48:41 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18//10/15 | Uzi Baruch
    The Ariel Police detained five people - including three minors - overnight Saturday/Sunday, on suspicions of entering Joseph's Tomb outside Shechem (Nablus). Their attorney, Itamar Ben-Gvir, reported that some detainees were bleeding after Palestinian Authority (PA) police found them and beat them; two of them are suffering from head injuries. On Saturday night, the detainees arrived at the Tomb together with about 30 people to protest the site's arson by Palestinian Arabs last week. The PA police beat as many people as possible upon their entry to the site, however, banging their heads against their jeeps until the IDF arrived;...
  • Palestinian rioters torch Jewish holy site Joseph's Tomb

    10/16/2015 6:43:10 AM PDT · by St_Thomas_Aquinas · 10 replies
    BBC ^ | 10/16/15 | bbc
    Palestinians have torched a Jewish holy site in the West Bank city of Nablus, amid soaring tensions with Israel. Rioters set fire to a tomb revered as that of the biblical figure Joseph. The site, where Jews go to pray, was badly damaged.
  • Archaeologists discover a Pre-Roman era tomb in perfect condition at Pompeii

    09/22/2015 2:01:38 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 15 replies ^ | September 22, 2015 3:28pm | AFP
    The tomb, unearthed by a team from the French Jean Berard Centre in Naples in southern Italy, dates back to the Samnite era, and is located at the Herculaneaum Gate at Pompeii. The Samnites were a group of tribes involved in fierce battles with the Romans in the fourth century BC. The tomb contained a number of vases and amphoras in perfect condition which give a rare insight into the funerary practices of that era in Pompeii. This discovery allows us “to carry out research on a historical period which has been relatively unexplored until now at Pompeii” said Osanna,...
  • Behold the Newly-Discovered Painting in Rome's Catacomb of Callixtus

    07/27/2015 9:41:13 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    Rome, Italy, Jul 21, 2015 / 12:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A recent discovery in the Catacomb of Saint Callixtus, an early Christian series of tombs beneath Rome which once held the bodies of 16 Popes, has been christened the “Orpheus cubicle” after the figure from Greek mythology. The small room, located in front of the Crypt of the Popes, was poorly conserved until a recent excavation by the Pontifical Commission for Sacred Archeology. The “Orpheus cubicle” is named for its painting of Orpheus with a lyre, surrounded by birds, sea monsters, and flowers, representing the whole of creation. Orpheus was...