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originally posted by: Moresby
The poor video isn't much help.
But the stuff looks very crude. None of the precision of genuine Egyptian artifacts. It all has a "stamped out" quality.
My guess is they're mass produced souvenirs manufactured in Egypt for the tourist trade in the 1960s or earlier. And then someone put it in a cave hoping to con some buyers.
Just my initial impression.
originally posted by: HomerinNC
I'm calling BS on this one. The tomb is rough hewn, not smoothed or walls decorated. If you look at other tombs in egypt, most are decorated to celebrate the life of the deceased. Nothing here, especially with all the so called' finery' buried with the deceased.
I'm thinking this is someone's dug out basement with a ton of fake 'artifacts' in it
he majority of the royal tombs were decorated with religious texts and images. The early tombs were decorated with scenes from Amduat ('That Which is in the Underworld'), which describes the journey of the sun-god through the twelve hours of the night. From the time of Horemheb, tombs were decorated with the Book of Gates, which shows the sun-god passing through the twelve gates that divide the night time, and ensure the tomb owner's own safe passage through the night. These earliest tombs were generally sparsely decorated, and those of a non-royal nature were totally undecorated.
By the end of the New Kingdom, Egypt had entered a long period of political and economic decline. The priests at Thebes grew in power and effectively administered Upper Egypt, while kings ruling from Tanis controlled Lower Egypt. Some attempt at using the open tombs was made at the start of the Twenty-first Dynasty, with the High Priest of Amun, Pinedjem I, adding his cartouche to KV4. The Valley began to be heavily plundered, so during the Twenty-first Dynasty the priests of Amun opened most of the tombs and moved the mummies into three tombs in order to better protect them, even removing most of their treasure in order to further protect the bodies from robbers. Most of these were later moved to a single cache near Deir el-Bari (known as TT320); located in the cliffs overlooking Hatshepsut's famous temple, this mass reburial contained a large number of royal mummies. They were found in a great state of disorder, many placed in other's coffins, and several are still unidentified. Other mummies were moved to the tomb of Amenhotep II, where over a dozen mummies, many of them royal, were later relocated.