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Monday, May 25, 2009

Ancient Egyptian Necropolis Discovered

Egyptian archaeologists announced the discovery of dozens of ancient tombs carved into the face of a stone hill near a mud-brick pyramid. Located near the farming village of Lahun, the necropolis is nested in the Fayoum oasis approximately 50 miles southwest of Cairo.

The necropolis features 53 tombs which date from the Middle Kingdom—nearly 4,000 years old—until nearly the end of native rule. The burials include colorful sarcophagi (Neb Ankh to the Ancient Khamites), pottery, statues, and amulets. Although Egyptologists believe that the sites may have been established by Senusret II, the fourth king of the 12th dynasty; Dr. Abdel-Rahman el-Ayedi stated that some of the data on the site might prove the site is much older.

There is so much more we can learn about our Ancient Kemetic ancestors. I recall that archeologists argue that perhaps only 30 percent of all of Egypt's ancient sites have been explored. Imagine that only 5 percent of all of the archeological sites on the entire continent of Africa have been studied! We have so much more to learn about ourselves and the contributions that Africans have made to the course of human history. I don't know about you ... but these are certainly exciting times. Shem em Hetep (Go forth in Peace)!

Articles on the Discovery of the Ancient Necropolis
Associated Press

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The photos used in this post are from the National Geographic website (http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2009/04/photogalleries/dozens-mummies-found-lahun/)

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