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New mummies discovered in Egypt

 

On Saturday, Sept 9th, archeologists have disclosed a new tomb in Luxor, Egypt.
Reports from CNN reveals that it supposedly belongs to Amenemhat and his wife Amenhotep. Amenemhat was an affluent goldsmith who is estimated to have lived between 1550 B.C. to 1292 B.C.. This was around the same time that Tutankhamun - often referred as King Tut- and Akhenaten had lived.
Inside the tomb, archeologists and the expedition team have uncovered a lot of ancient artifacts; it includes “mummies, sarcophagi, statuettes, pots and other artifacts,” according to Egypt's Ministry of Antiquities.
“We found many objects of the funerary equipment inside and outside the tomb,” said Minister of Antiquities Khaled al-Anani in a statement, as reported by the BBC. “We found mummies, coffins, funerary combs, funerary masks, some jewelry, and statue.”
The tomb is presumed to be dedicated to Amon-Re, the strongest and most powerful Egyptian deity that represents the ‘Sun god’.
It also had some unusual aspects like the woman of the house being named, “Amenhotep” - it is usually a male’s name - and a statue of a son, when usually it is a daughter or a daughter in law, was sitting between the two mummies.
There are 2 burial chambers in this tomb. In one, the archeologists have found sarcophagi and remaining of some bodies from the 21st or 22nd dynasties. Other site had 3 decomposing mummies and funeral masks.
“We are not sure if these mummies belong to Amenemhat and his family,” said the Leader of the expedition, Mostafa Waziri [New York Times reported]. “Others have clearly reused this tomb and poked around in ancient times. That’s probably why their heads are uncovered.”
Signs of unexplored tomb sites have also been present in this new tomb. Back in this dynasty of Egypt, they used funerary cones to show the entrance and often stamped names. There are names of four officials on those cones that have not been discovered in this tomb.
“This is a good sign,” Waziri said. “It means if we keep digging in this area we’re going to find four more tombs.”


(지난 9일 이집트 럭서에서 고고학자들이 고대 이집트 고분을 발견했다. CNN은 이 무덤이 기원전 1550년에서 1292년 사이에 살았으며 황금을 다루는 장인으로 유명한 아메넴헤트 왕과 그의 아내 아멘호테프 왕비의 무덤일 것으로 추측했다.

이집트 고대유물부의 칼레드 엘아나니 장관은 성명서를 통해 "무덤에서 다양한 종류의 많은 부장품이 함께 발견됐다"고 밝혔다. 발굴팀에 따르면 무덤에는 두개의 방이 있었으며 그 중 하나에서는 21왕조와 22왕조 시대의 미라 여러 구를 발견한 것으로 알려졌다.)

 

Dana Sung

Plano West Senior Highschool 12th