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Tomb of ancient scribe unearthed in Egypt

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posted on Apr, 14 2010 @ 10:41 PM
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Another discovery in Egypt, this time a tomb of a royal scribe from the period 1315-1201 B.C.


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CAIRO — The elaborate tomb of an ancient royal scribe has been unearthed in a discovery that will help illuminate the relationship between Egypt and its eastern neighbors, the antiquities chief said Wednesday.
The intricately decorated tomb belonging to Ken-Amun, who was in charge of overseeing the royal records during the 19th Dynasty (1315-1201 B.C.), was unearthed in the village of Tell el-Maskhuta, 75 miles (120 kilometers) east of Cairo, said Zahi Hawass, head of the Supreme Council of Antiquities.
Tell el-Maskhuta was a settlement in the Ismailia governorate containing a garrison that supplied and armed the ancient Egyptian army before the troops went on military campaigns east of the border.


The announcement also mentioned the return of a stolen toe from King Tut's dad that was pilfered way back in 1907.




posted on Apr, 15 2010 @ 01:55 PM
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The announcement also mentioned the return of a stolen toe from King Tut's dad that was pilfered way back in 1907.


Good link. Synchronicity, I found this image just the other day and the 'toe' reference gives an excuse to post it.


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posted on Apr, 15 2010 @ 02:03 PM
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Thought that was the toe for a minute..

On another slant, in the article above it mentions :


People continued to use the site as a cemetery, and 35 Roman-era graves were also discovered during the same excavation.


Could this be the same dig as the one in your recent thread? If so, feel free to add this info there and I can close this one, since your presentation and knowledge of the subject makes for a much better read



posted on Apr, 15 2010 @ 02:42 PM
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I've been reading around the story since you posted it and it's interesting. I usually take the position that the Egyptians were normal people like anyone else and more than capable of accomplishing what many see as impossible.

Reading about the Royal scribe Ken-Amun, he was from the 19th Dynasty during a period when pharaohs named themselves after Ramesses II.

Ramesses was an incredible leader and maybe the first to realise what PR could do for the reputation. He 'falsified' and exaggerated his adventures by erecting massive stone testaments to his greatness. At the same time he had inscriptions that detailed his victories placed in public view. All this strengthened his position in the eyes of the population, history and the neighbour states. He was a successful leader, truly great...but played the PR card to highlight the fact.

Ken-Amun was a scribe under a pharaoh that copied the great name. Ken-Amun's wife was a singer and took the name Isis. These guys were real people and led a life of some importance. Still...are you getting echoes of Jerry Springer? They were as human as we are now.



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