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New discovery at in the Tomb of Djehuty

Jewelry 3500 years old

Jewelry 3500 years old

Earlier this month, Egyptian officials announced that Egyptian and European archaeologists in Luxor had discovered two statues of an ancient pharaoh.  Egypt archaeology chief Zahi Hawass said those statues were of King Amenhotep III, who also ruled about 3,500 years ago.

A Spanish mission working at Dra Abu El-Naga on the West Bank at Luxor found ancient jewelry in Djehuty’s tomb. The jewelry belonged to Djehuty himself or a member of his family which dates back to mid 18th dynasty (around 3500 years ago.).

Djehuty was the state overseer of treasury and overseer of works during the reign of Queen Hatsheput. The tomb is decorated and painted with texts from the Book of the Dead along with a huge painting of Goddess Nut. The discovery is important as only four other decorated burial chambers of this period are known. There were 5 gold ear rings and two gold rings which are approximately 3500 years old.

March 13th, 2009 at 12:46 pm


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