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Originally posted by PhotonEffect
I caught this on NatGeo last night and found it to be very interesting. Hawass (I know I know) takes a camera crew deep into a tunnel that's been discovered underneath the Tomb of Seti I (19th Dynasty) that extends well over 400 feet deep... Actually they haven't gotten to the end of it yet and have no idea what may lie at the bottom...
That's a depth of more than the Great Pyramid is tall....
Check out the clip-- looks very dangerous- haven't they ever heard of hard-hats?? It airs again on Sunday at 1pm.. Def worth a watch..
Originally posted by xizd1
reply to post by Aggie Man
Not hatin' on you just for your information, Kris Kristofferson wrote "Me and Bobby McGee". Janice just sang it. Being a Texas boy you should know this as Kris was from Brownsville. lol
Originally posted by InfaRedMan
There's still so much to be uncovered in Egypt. Personally, I think that the best stuff is yet to come. If there is anything cool down there, you can be sure that we wont ever know about it.. especially given the folklore of SETI being an alien.
The 570-foot-long tunnel for Seti I was left unfinished and may have been designed to house a secret tomb.
- It took archaeologists three years to excavate the 570-foot tunnel.
- The tunnel was decorated with preliminary sketches and had instructions inscribed for workers.
After a 23-year effort, archaeologists have uncovered a secret tunnel in the tomb of Seti I, who ruled Egypt more than 3,000 years ago, the culture minister said on Wednesday.
The Egyptian team, headed by antiquities chief Zahi Hawass, had been "searching for this tunnel for over twenty years in the West Bank necropolis" of Luxor, south Egypt, Faruq Hosni said in a statement.
Hawass said it then took three years to excavate the 174 meter-long (570-foot) tunnel, in which archaeologists found shards of pottery and fragments of statuettes.
The tunnel was painted with preliminary sketches for decorations and instructions from the architect to workmen carving out the tunnel, Hawass said.
After more than 40 years archaeologists have finally reached the end of the mysterious tunnel in the tomb of Seti I. Yet hopes it would lead to the pharaoh's secret burial site have been crushed, after the seemingly unfinished tunnel suddenly stopped after a back-breaking 174m....
Dr Hawass believes Seti I was trying to construct a secret 'tomb within a tomb' at the end of the tunnel when he died, and that Ramesses II halted proceedings to bury his father. Now Dr Hawass has turned his attentions to the tomb of Ramesses II, believing he made his own secret burial within his tomb in the Valley. An Egyptian mission is currently working in Ramesses II's tomb to preserve its wall paintings and search for another tunnel.