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Ancient doorway to afterlife discovered in Egypt

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posted on Mar, 29 2010 @ 10:14 AM
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Kind of cool - I knew that Egyptian tombs often contained things their owners would need in the afterlife - but it never dawned on me that they'd also include a door to get there.

Ancient doorway to afterlife discovered in Egypt



he carved stone door -- which ancient Egyptians believed was the threshold to the afterlife -- was unearthed near the Karnak Temple in Luxor and belongs to the tomb of User, a powerful advisor to the 18th dynasty Queen Hatshepsut, Faruk Hosni said in a statement.

The door, 1.75 metres (5.7 feet) high and 50 cm (19 inches) thick, is engraved with religious texts and various titles used by User, including mayor of the city, vizier and prince, antiquities chief Zahi Hawass was quoted as saying.




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