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New discovery Tomb of Osiris, God of the Dead in Luxor- Egypt

A Spanish-Italian archaeological team, in cooperation with the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities, has made an incredible discovery in the necropolis of Sheikh Abd el-Qurna, on the West Bank at Thebes, Egypt – an enormous ancient reproduction of the mythical Tomb of Osiris as described by Egyptian legend, complete with multiple shafts and chambers. Inside the tomb complex, researchers found a carving of Osiris and a room with a wall relief depicting a demon holding knives.
According to the Spanish news agency EFE, the tomb embodies all the features of the tomb of Osiris, as told in ancient Egyptian legends, and is a smaller version of the design of the Osireion, built under Egyptian pharaoh Seti I  in the city of Abydos, Luxor.  Researchers believe the tomb complex dates back to the 25th dynasty (760 - 656 BC) or 26th dynasty (672 - 525 BC), based on a comparison to similar tombs that contain Osirian elements .

 The complex consists of a large hall supported by five pillars. RTVE descr…

New discovery of an Old Kingdom tomb in Abusir for a Queen

4500 years old tomb of unknown Ancient Egyptian Queen discoveredA new discovery of an Old Kingdom tomb in Abusir for a Queen who wasn't known before called "Khentkaus III" during the excavations of the Czech Institute of Egyptology directed by Dr. Miroslav Barta.The mission unearthed 23 limestone pots as well as 4 copper tools as a part of the funerary furniture for the tomb owner. The side rooms of the discovered tomb have inscriptions mention titles of the tomb owner includes "Wife of the King" and "Mother of the King" Dr. Jaromir Krejci,a team member of the Czech Institute of Egyptology mission working on the site said "The title of the Mother of the King discovered in the tomb is of an historical importance." "If we can assume that the Queen was buried during the time of King Nyuserre (2445 B.C-2421 B.C) based on a seal bears his name was found on the tomb so we could say that Khentkaus III is the mother of King Menkauhore who was the…