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lets see zahi hawass try to flick this one off and stick to the official story.
reply to post by CosmicDude
I read your link. That is an awesome find. Something just didn't sit with me quite right though. You know that old saying "..if it looks to good to be true.."? Maybe my lack of knowledge, but I would think that all of those artifacts being underwater for 1500+ years would have some sort of 'Mother Nature' growing on them.
The bird's eye view of the statues and what appears to be a section of wall on the barge deck. I'm assuming the wall failed at some point, so how did they retrieve that large of a section without breaking the mortar joints? Very clean mortar joints I might add.
The gylphs on that wall underwater. It looks like a scholar had just chiseled them out yesterday.
Also, the gold pan, gold was worth as much then, as it is now. Were they in a hurry to leave and couldn't return?
Your link looks to be a good source for information but it all looks too staged to me.
One last thing while I'm being so critical, I could have very well missed it but "Where's the '..History Changing..' part that's mentioned in the topic's title?
This BBC article from 2001 states ''the black granite slab is inscribed with an edict of Pharoh Nektanebos the First (378-362 BC) imposing a 10% levy on Greek gods in favour of a temple to the goddess Neith''.
There's a full length photo of the slab in the following article
Why are the media only widely reporting this find now, in the past few days? And what, if anything, has been found that will 'change history forever'? They've had some of these artifacts for the past 12 years.
Oh and the section of wall has not just been raised from the sea-bed, is actually on display somewhere, pic here from 2006
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Top wings are wings of Rah I think
the two figures depicted in the middle left appear to be one offering something to someone in a throne (a god, king?), I do not think that the slab here is in reference to the book of the dead though but thats based off me not seeing Annubus anywhere. Im no expert and there are other people more equipped to take a more in depth approach I am sure