Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Gold Jewelry Found in Treasurer's Tomb


Egyptian officials announced yesterday that archaeologists have found ancient golden jewelry in a pharaonic-era tomb that belonged to a senior official under Egypt's most powerful queen.

Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities says five golden earrings and two rings have been found in the tomb of Gahouti, head of the treasury under Queen Hatshepsut ~ Ancient Egypt’s most powerful queen ~ who ruled 3,500 years ago.(Photo at left shows a painted mural wall in Gahouti's tomb.)

The tomb is located on the west bank of the Nile River in Luxor, a southern Egyptian city famous for its Valley of the Kings and other ruins from pharaonic times. The tomb had been looted, and its gates were engraved with text from the "Book of the Dead," which Egyptians believed would be needed in the afterlife.



2 comments:

Gold IRA said...

Awesome post! I really enjoyed this news. Egypt is a historical country in the world and there is more chance to get more treasures.

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