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2010-03-29 13:32:20

The Egyptian antiquities authority said Monday that archaeologists have unearthed a 3,500-year-old door to the afterlife from the tomb of a high-ranking Egyptian official near Karnak temple in Luxor. The recessed niches that are found in most ancient Egyptian tombs were meant to take the spirits of the dead to and from the afterworld.  The pink granite slab was covered with religious texts and stands at nearly six-foot-tall. The door was discovered in the tomb of User, the chief...

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2009-05-07 14:40:11

Archaeologists are hoping to use inscriptions from Luxor's Karnak temple in Egypt as a guide to finding other ancient defensive outposts. "As we understand from the inscription at Karnak temple, the city of Tharu had two fortifications with the Nile in the middle," Mohamad Abdul Maqsoud, head of archaeological exploration in Egypt's Nile Delta and Sinai regions, told Reuters. Archaeologists have determined that Pharaohs made regular journeys through Sinai in conquests against Hittites and...


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