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Mysteries Of The World: Have Two Lost Egyptian Pyramids Been Found?
2012-08-14 11:52:08

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Google Earth has been the go-to program for all your satellite imagery adventures since its inception in 2001. And a recent survey using the popular world-mapping tool has potentially uncovered two lost treasures from ancient Egypt. The possible hand-structured peaks were discovered by Angela Micol, a satellite archaeology researcher with Google Earth Anomalies, who believes they could be previously undiscovered pyramids hiding in...

Chinese Dentist Cracking Mystery Of The Great Pyramid
2012-03-08 13:06:32

A Chinese dentist is now trying to help find a way to unlock the secret chambers inside the Great Pyramid of Giza. Reuters and the Daily Mail Online report that Ng Tze-chuen, a 59-year-old dentist from Hong Kong, has organized a team working with Egypt's former antiquities minister Zahi Hawass to unlock the mystery surrounding two doors blocking narrow shafts in the pyramid, which is the tomb of Pharaoh Cheops, or Khufu. Archaeologists have been wanting to get a peek inside the shafts...

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2010-03-04 10:30:00

Archaeologists have discovered an intact sarcophagus of an Egyptian queen inside a 4,000-year-old burial chamber in Saqqara, chief archaeologist Zahi Hawass announced Wednesday. Queen Behenu's chamber, located inside her pyramid, was badly damaged except for two inner walls covered with spells meant to help her travel to the afterlife, Hawass said in a statement. Ancient Egyptians believed that carving religious spells on their royal burial chambers helped them get to heaven by granting...

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2010-01-06 06:55:00

Archaeologists hope to learn more about Egypt's middle class from two 2,500 year old tombs dug up near Cairo, according to Reuters. The tombs were found near the entrance to the archaeological site at the Saqqara burial ground. Dating from the 26th dynasty, one tomb consists of a complex of rooms and corridors linked to a large hall hewn into the rock. It's the largest discovered to date in Saqqara. Zahi Hawass told Reuters, "These tombs belonged to middle class Egyptian families, not...

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2008-12-22 14:20:00

Archaeologists reported on Monday the discovery of two ancient tombs at Saqqara belonging to ancient Egyptian court officials. The pair of 4,300-year-old tombs were built for two high officials "“ one who was in charge of music and entertainment for pharaohs, and another for the quarries used to build the nearby pyramids. "The discovery of the two tombs are the beginning of a big, large cemetery," said Zahi Hawass, Egypt's antiquities chief, on Monday. One of the tombs belonged to Iya...

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2008-06-06 17:15:00

Egypt's top archaeologist reported Thursday the identification of a severely eroded pyramid south of the capital city of Cairo. The pyramid has been attributed to the Fifth Dynasty Pharaoh Menkauhor, who ruled Egypt in the 24th century BC. Some archaeologists had associated the "ËœHeadless Pyramid', first described by the German archaeologist Lepsius in the 19th century, with the Tenth Dynasty Pharaoh Merykare, who ruled in the 20th century BC. But others associated the pyramid...

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2007-02-20 21:00:00

By ANNA JOHNSON SAQQARA, Egypt - Archaeologists unveiled the tombs Tuesday of a pharaonic butler and a scribe that have been buried for more than 3,000 years - proof that Egypt's sands still have secrets to reveal. Although archaeologists have been exploring Egypt intensively for more than 150 years, some estimate only one-third of what lies underground in Saqqara, site of the country's most ancient pyramid and burial site of kings, has been uncovered. "The sands of Saqqara reveal lots of...

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2007-02-20 18:00:05

By ANNA JOHNSON SAQQARA, Egypt - Archaeologists unveiled the tombs Tuesday of a pharaonic butler and a scribe that have been buried for more than 3,000 years - proof, they say, that Egypt's sands still have secrets to reveal. Although archaeologists have been exploring Egypt intensively for more than 150 years, some estimate only one-third of what lies underground in Saqqara, site of the country's most ancient pyramid and burial site of kings, has been uncovered. "The sands of Saqqara...

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2007-02-20 09:00:00

By ANNA JOHNSON SAQQARA, Egypt - Archeologists unveiled Tuesday the tombs of a Pharaonic butler and scribe that had been buried in the sand for more than 3,000 years. The tombs, along with the painted coffins of a priest and his girlfriend, were discovered early this year at Saqqara near the famous Step Pyramid of King Djoser - the oldest of Egypt's more than 90 pyramids. "The sands of Saqqara reveal lots of secrets," said Egypt's antiquities chief, Zahi Hawass, as he showed reporters...


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snash
  • To talk saucily.
  • Insolent, opprobrious language; impertinent abuse.
This word is Scots in origin and probably imitative.