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posted on Mar, 4 2014 @ 04:14 PM
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Rock-hewn tombs from Ancient Egypt discovered in Aswan

Tuesday, 4 March 2014
East Aswan inhabitants have accidentally discovered rock-hewn tombs which exhibit a range of monuments dating from the prehistoric period on Elephantine, an island in the Nile River in northern Nubia.

Artifacts found at the site appear to date as far back as the prehistoric period and also contain remnants from the Greco-Roman era, Al Ahram reported Tuesday.

Minister of Antiquities Mohammad Ibrahim said Monday that early studies of the paintings found within the rock-hewn tombs, or tombs made from a single block of stone, dated back to the New Kingdom era between 16th and 11th century BC.

In Ancient Egypt, Elephantine Island was known as Abu or Yebu and stood at the border between Egypt and Nubia. Today, the modern city of Aswan sits in southern Egypt.

Ali El-Asfar, head of the Ancient Egyptian Antiquities section, explains that the first tomb belongs to a top official in Elephantine named User who was a prince of the island during the New Kingdom.

User’s tomb is well decorated with scenes depicting him in different positions with his family and deities. Among the distinguished wall paintings is a scene featuring the deceased wearing leopard fur along with five priests before an offering table, El-Asfar


Always cool when they stumble across something like this which has been hidden away. It's an interesting read. I hope to post more pictures when they become available. I'm sure we will see them hopefully soon.

I would have loved to have been there when they first explored it.

Stay tuned.




posted on Mar, 4 2014 @ 04:20 PM
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posted on Mar, 4 2014 @ 04:24 PM
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No mummies though eh...

that's a shame... I always hope when they find these things, they recover a mummy clutching an ancient book or manuscript that might reveal some new info on their culture...

It never happens but one can hope

S&F



posted on Mar, 4 2014 @ 04:28 PM
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if i remember correctly the Hebrew's set up camp in elephantine MAYBE like the templear's setting up camp in the stable's in Jerusulem at solomen's temple .

but i do remember reading long ago that all the Knowlage of the world was on a round stone AT ELEPHANTINE



posted on Mar, 4 2014 @ 04:30 PM
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Akragon
No mummies though eh...

that's a shame... I always hope when they find these things, they recover a mummy clutching an ancient book or manuscript that might reveal some new info on their culture...

It never happens but one can hope

S&F
DID YOU NOT UNRAP ENOUGH PRESENTS AT CHRISTMAS



posted on Mar, 4 2014 @ 04:33 PM
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Yes, the Island has a very interesting past. This though is supposedly from a much earlier period. I'm glad to know others are familiar with the location.




posted on Mar, 4 2014 @ 04:33 PM
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I got a chunk of coal in my stocking...

I think santa is still pissed about me calling him satan a few years back




posted on Mar, 4 2014 @ 04:42 PM
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Egyptian kangaroo at nine o'clock ???




Naturalistic art style. Man spearing a kangaroo, Kimberley.


www.aboriginalculture.com.au...



posted on Mar, 4 2014 @ 04:45 PM
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I thought that was a bit odd. I'd like to see the whole pic to be sure.



posted on Mar, 4 2014 @ 04:48 PM
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SLAYER69
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Yes, the Island has a very interesting past. This though is supposedly from a much earlier period. I'm glad to know others are familiar with the location.

i wish i could remember the source that i read that in many years ago but the grey matter is getting a little foggy these days slayer maybe it is the island of the first time [zep temi ] was my thinking years ago



posted on Mar, 4 2014 @ 04:50 PM
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Akragon
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I got a chunk of coal in my stocking...

I think santa is still pissed about me calling him satan a few years back



you need to punish yourself later for that



posted on Mar, 4 2014 @ 04:58 PM
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I have an old thread partially completed on a theory about that on a flashdrive around here some place.



posted on Mar, 4 2014 @ 05:16 PM
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Also

Reminds me of this from the Olmec of Central America



Looks an awful lot like a kangaroo to me but probably a deer. I haven't been able to find a larger image.
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posted on Mar, 4 2014 @ 05:17 PM
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Oh man, that's pretty cool but lets not go there


I think it's just an eagle or buzzard


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posted on Mar, 4 2014 @ 05:29 PM
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SLAYER69
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I thought that was a bit odd. I'd like to see the whole pic to be sure.


Some people believe egyptians reached Australia, maybe they did after all.



posted on Mar, 4 2014 @ 05:36 PM
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I don't see similarity between the "Slayer's Egyptian Kangaroo" (new coined term...hehe), and any of the birds on your pic.

There were actually marsupials in Egypt


secretvisitors.wordpress.com...



posted on Mar, 4 2014 @ 05:43 PM
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None of those are a match, but some are pretty close which makes me think it is a bird of some kind. None of those have the 2 "ears?" and the "hangy gobler thing.." Some have one or the other.. I was thinking more like a peacock or something.
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posted on Mar, 4 2014 @ 05:50 PM
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Trueman
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I don't see similarity between the "Slayer's Egyptian Kangaroo" (new coined term...hehe), and any of the birds on your pic.

There were actually marsupials in Egypt


secretvisitors.wordpress.com...


that was interesting



posted on Mar, 4 2014 @ 05:57 PM
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SLAYER69
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I thought that was a bit odd. I'd like to see the whole pic to be sure.


Some people believe egyptians reached Australia, maybe they did after all.


those Egytians sure got around from the grand canyon to the deserts of Australia and when white settlers came across red indian tribes with the same customs as the old Hebrew's .

WHAT DO THE antiquity department's have to hide ?



posted on Mar, 4 2014 @ 06:02 PM
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Trueman
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I don't see similarity between the "Slayer's Egyptian Kangaroo" (new coined term...hehe), and any of the birds on your pic.

There were actually marsupials in Egypt


secretvisitors.wordpress.com...


that was interesting


what next Hippopotomus and tiger's getting found in London [ wait they did ]






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