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Originally posted by Painterz
Originally posted by JiggyPotamus
If this is indeed true, and believe me I have my doubts, it seems likely that the discovery involved some sort of treasure. Probably lots of gold, considering this is Osiris' tomb, probably well protected in hard quartzite and still intact. This to me is the most likely scenario.
When did this supposedly happen? Hawass was ousted not too long ago I thought, so this couldn't have been recent. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
It was opened in 2010. The article in the archaeology journal talks about the tomb containing a few brooches and quite a lot of pottery. Conclusion is that this was a symbolic offering to Osiris, and nobody was ever actually buried there.
The final chamber is the most interesting of all. Much of it is taken up by a rectangular emplacement in the center, carved from the living rock with the remains of a square pillar at each corner. The space left between the walls of the chamber and the emplacement in the center forms a kind of channel. The channel is broken at the entrance to the chamber, where the floor has been left at a higher level to connect it with the emplacement. This gives the channel the shape of the hieroglyphic sign pr, meaning “house.” In the center of the emplacement, there is a large sarcophagus made of black basalt. The sarcophagus contained the remains of a skeleton, along with several amulets dating to the Late Period.
Having drained the water, Doctor Hawass found a wall in the form of a rectangle in the centre of the chamber. At each corner of the rectangle there were the remains of a pillar, and in the centre there was a large sarcophagus surrounded by water. Doctor Hawass decided that this was the location that Herodotus, the father of history, had been referring to when he talked about Khufu's burial and of seeing water near the Great Pyramid. He explained that Herodotus had not actually seen such things himself, rather that he had been told about them by the guide that he met on the Giza plateau.
...In commenting further on the sarcophagus, Doctor Hawass said that nothing was found inside it. This did not surprise him because he said he would not expect to find anything inside a symbolic tomb of the God Osiris.
Originally posted by Sky watcher
Sorry if this has been posted but yesterday I seen on the Fox news ticker that they had found a fourth pyramid at Giza.