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Why Egyptians Used Multiple Coffins
2013-08-23 10:03:06

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In his PhD dissertation paper, Anders Bettum of the University of Oslo describes the reasons behind why Egyptians buried their dead in multiple coffins. Egyptian mummies were burried in multiple coffins that nested within each other, similar to the iconic Russian matryoshka dolls. The child king Tutankhamun (1334-24 BC), for instance, was burred in as many as eight coffins, an unusually large numbered compared to other ancient Egyptian...

2009-09-01 08:42:58

An ancient stone fragment with archaic Egyptian signs found at a dig near Lake Kinneret is the first of its kind to be found outside Egypt, archaeologists said. The Tel Bet Yerah (Khirbet el-Kerak) site, where the 1.574 inch long stone fragment was found last week, was on an ancient highway that connected Egypt to the ancient Near East , Maariv said Tuesday. It is also where the Jordan River empties into Lake Kinneret , the paper said. Tel Aviv University's Raphael Greenberg and David...


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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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