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DEATH VALLEY UNDERGROUND CITY?


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DEATH VALLEY UNDERGROUND CITY?

Several years ago, two men – Jack and Bill (surnames
unknown) – were exploring in Death Valley, near Wingate
Pass, when one of them fell through the bottom of an old
mine shaft.

They claimed to have found themselves in a natural
underground cavern which they followed about 20 miles
northward into the heart of the Panamint Mountains.

“To our amazement,” they reported, “we found ourselves in
a huge, ancient, underground cave city.

“As we explored, we came upon several perfectly preserved
‘mummies’ They wore thick arm bands, and had gold spears.

“The place seemed to have been abandoned for ages, except
for the mummies. The entire underground system looked
very ancient.

“It was apparently once lit by an ingenious system of
lights fed by subterranean gases.

“In one spot was a polished round table. The thought
crossed our minds that it may have been part of an
ancient council chamber.

“There were also large statues of solid gold. And stone
vaults and drawers full of gold bars and all sorts of
gemstones.

“We were intrigued by some heavy stone wheelbarrows. They
were so perfectly balanced and scientifically-constructed
that even a child could use them.

The men reported that throughout the city were huge stone
doors which were almost perfectly balanced by counter-
weights.

They followed the caverns upwards to a higher level. The
caverns ultimately opened out onto the face of the
Panamint Mountains, about half-way up the eastern slope.

HIGH WATER OVER MOUNTAINS?

There were a few exits in the form of tunnel-like quays.

It appeared obvious that the valley below was once under
water. After some thought, they concluded that the arched
openings were ancient ‘docks’ for sea vessels.

Far below in the valley, they could pick out Furnace Creek
Ranch and Wash.

The explorers brought out with them some of the treasure
and tried to set up a deal with certain people, including
scientists associated with the Smithsonian Institute. The
idea was to gain help to explore and publicize the city
as one of the ‘wonders of the world’.

However, to their bitter disappointment, a ‘friend’ stole
the treasure (which was also the evidence).

And worse, they were rejected and scoffed at by the
scientists when they went to show them the ‘mine’
entrance and could not find it. It appeared that a recent
cloud-burst had altered the entire landscape. It did not
look like it had been before.

When Bill and Jack were last seen, they were preparing to
climb the east face of the Panamints to locate the
ancient tunnel openings or quays high up the side of the
steep slope.

But they were not seen again.

DOCTOR GIVES SIMILAR REPORT

In 1946 a retired physician by the name of F. Bruce
Russell told a similar story.

He claimed to have discovered strange underground rooms
in the Death Valley area in 1931. He spoke of a large
room with several tunnels leading off in different
directions.

One of these tunnels led to another large room. It
contained three mummies.

He identified artifacts in the room as similar in design
to a combination of Egyptian and American Indian.

GIANT MUMMIES

What struck him most about the mummies though was their
size – more than eight feet tall.

Dr. Russell and a group of investors launched “Amazing
Explorations, Inc” to handle the release, and profit,
from this find.

But, Russell vanished. And although he had personally
taken his friends there, they were never able to find the
caverns and tunnels again.

The desert can be very deceiving to anyone not used to
traveling it.

Months later, Russell’s car was found abandoned, with a
burst radiator, in a remote area of Death Valley. His
suitcase was still in the car.

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Ancient Egyptians, Grand Canyon


Ancient Egyptians, Grand Canyon   This Egyptian Tunnel City was named Kincaids Cave for G.E. Kincaid who first entered the Cave when he was working for S. A. Jordan.
    Visitors were restricted from entering Kincaids Cave after the Grand Canyon National Park Act was finally signed by President Woodrow Wilson in 1919
   FBI Agents now guard Kincaids Cave and other Archaeological Sites in the Grand Canyon.
    G. E Kincaid served in the Marine Corp. After retiring he worked for S. A. Jordan as a Acchaelogist.

S. A Jordan was sent to the Grand Canyon by the Smithsonian Institute to investigate the information that was reported by John Westly Powell.
   The Tunnel is presently on Cliff Wall 395 feet above the present flow of Colorado River in the Grand Canyon. Archaelogist estamate the Man Made Cavern is around 3,000 years old.
The Man made Cavern is over Five Hundred feet long and has several cross Tunnels to large Chambers.
This was the lowest level and last Egyptian Tunnel City they built in the Grand Canyon.
Since the time that this Egyptian Tunnel City was made, Archaelogist estimate the Colorado River has eroded another 300 feet lower.

This is a Gold Artifact for the Egyptian King named Khyan, Khian or Khayan was found in the Egyptian Tunnel City in the Grand Canyon that was named Kincaids Cave.

   The Egyptian Shrine is holding Egyptian Lotus Flowers in both Hands. Lotus Flowers originated as Native Flowers in Egypt.
The Egyptian Shrine was in the first cross Tunnel in the Tunnel which was in the exacatly the same location that the Shrines were in the Valley of the Kings Tunnel Cities were Egyptian Kings lived, before the Kings of Ancient Egypt begain to build Pyramids and above gound Cities in Egypt.
The Archaeological meaning of the power Beams raidiating to the Hieroglyphic symbols for the Ancient Kings Hieroglyphic Symbols
means Khyan, Khian or Khayan was a powerfull King in Egypt.
Khyan, Khian or Khayan was recorded as a Decendent of Zaphnath or (Joseph) that was the King of Egypt from 1610 to 1580 at Avaris Egypt where King Zatnnath ruled Egypt from also.
All Kings and Pharaoh’s had different Egyptian Hieroglyphs for symbol identification.
Both the Symbol and name of Khyan is on the base of his Shrine.
The top symbol on the the Base of his Shrine in the left side top of his center Hieroglyph is the Hebrew Semitic Son of the Right Hand that meant first born Son.
Then in the Center of the Base is the Hieroglyphic symbol for Khyan with his power beams and he is holding the Staff of the Lord in one Hand.
There is no doubt about the identification for Khyan or that he was a decendent of King Zaphnath in Egypt who was ( Joseph ) in the Bible.
King Kyan sat on the Throne of his Ancester King Zaphnath at Aravis Egypt also.
              This Artifact was from Kincaids Tunnel.
Even though the many large other smaller Images were found in the Tunnel in the Grand Canyon, this Artifact was a important discovery for Smithsonian Archaelogist.

  It is a Artifact is for King Akhenaten and Queen Nefertli. Their Ancester’s and Children’s names are on the Artifact.
The Egyptian name of Zoroaster or (Joseph) is one of their Ancesters.
It is recorded that Akhenaten restored the Semitic Religion of Amon in Egypt at Saqqare Egypt.
Akhenaten was the recorded Ruler in Egypt from 1353 to 1336 BC.
  His son Seteprene was also a Egyptian Ruler in the Grand Canyon and was recorded as a King at Saqqara Egypt also.
   This Egyptian information means that Egyptian Kings came to the Grand Canyon at various times but also made return trips to Egypt.
  These Gold Artifacts from Kincaid Tunnel are the only Artifacts on display in the Smithsonian Institute at Washington DC. from the Grand Canyon.
  The back Two Artifacts are for  Artifact King Akhenaten and Queen Nefertli.
    This Artifact is from Kincaids Tunnel in thr Grand Canyon.
   This Artifact found in the Egyptian Tunnel City in the Grand Canyou was identified as being a Artifact for King Aperanat who sat at Saqqara Egypt also.

   In Egypt, King Aperanat was known as the powerfull King that Ruled Foreigners also.
  This Copper Statue in Kincaids Tunnel  in the Grand Canyon was identified as a Shrine for Anubis. It is impossable that he was ever in the Grand Canyon.

Anubis was a famous Egyptian Embalmer that beleived in a after life.

This Pyramid Temple was named the Zoroaster Temple.

   The original Seth Tanner Trail is still a popular Tourist Trail in the Grand Canyon.
    The Egyptians Mined Copper, Silver, and Gold from the Grand Canyon. There are many Ruins of Egyptian Metal Smelters and Furnaces in the Grand Canyon.

These Metal Smelters and Furnaces are located on the Second Plataeu of the Grand Canyon and there are several Mining Tunnels and Egyptian Tunnel Cities in the Cliff Walls of Second level Grand Canyon Plataue.
    Even though the Iris Temple in the Grand Canyon is now badly eroded, a few of of the Ancient Egypyian Hieroglophs can still be seen on the Cliff Walls of the Temple.

The Temple also has a obvious Entrance, but only a few feet into the Temple the Entrance is closed.
The National Park Service will not allow any excavations of the Pyramid Temples.
  This small Gold Artifact was found in Kincaids Tunnel. This Artifact for Iris in currently on display in the Smithsonian Institute at Wagington DC.
       [ The Egyptian Legend for Iris the Goddess of Power and Love]
She was the First Daughter of Gad, who was the first God of Earth in Egypt.
  Her Heart was full of love. The Hearts of her Love are on the Base of this Image of her.
  This Gold Artifact from Kincaids Tunnel is for Amaunet the Secret One. Another Artifact forAmaunet the the Secret One and Gad was found in Burroew Cave in Illinois.
  [ The Egyptian Legend for Amaunet the the Secret One was the only Goddess of Egypt; Gad got her Pregnant and she jumped high and hid in the Heveans]
  Amaunet laid a big Egg that shined like Gold. This was the first Sun light in Egypt. The Egg was big because there was a Twin Boy and Girl in it.
Then Amaunet saw that she had Wings and flew from the Heavens to Egypt and then everybody in Egypt knew who Amaunet was and Amaunet was no longer Amaunet the Secret One.
 The Hopi Indians told Grand Canyon Park Rangers that this was the Tower of Ra.
  Only a few eroded Egyptian Hieroglyphs can still be seen on the Tower of
Ra.
   The Egyptians Built some large Entertainment Centers in the Grand Canyon.

The Buildings had Wood Roofs that are no longer on the Buildings.
These Entertainment Centers had large Feilds for Foot Races and Games and had Shower Rooms and Homes for the Different Athelete Teams.
The centers also had large Theaters for Musical Concets and Kitchens to prepare Meals for the Egyptian Kings, Atheletes, and Musicians.
   The Tunnel Complex that Mr. G. E. Kinkaid found was a Burial Chamber

The Mummies were placed in the Burial Chamber Walls on large Stone Blocks.
The Egyptians begain coming to the Grand Canyon according to the Carbon Dating of the Mummies Bones.
    The Carbon Date for the oldest Mummie was around 1600 BC.
   Prime Minister Nubar Pasha of Egypt was first Prime Minister of Egypt and served his first Term from January 1884 to June 1888.
    Prime Minister Nubar Pasha of Egypt contact the US Department of State and requested that all of the Egyptian Artifacts found in the Grand Canyon to be returned to Egypt.
  He also requested that no more Information about Egyptians ever being in the Grand Canyon be Published by the  Smithsonian Institution
 https://www.google.com/     John Westly Powell is talking to a native named Jacob Vernon Hamblin in the Grand Canyon who was a Mormon and  spoke English in this Picture of John Westly Powell and Jacob Vernon Hamblin that was took in 1869 .
   The Native knew the he was of Egyptian, European, and Hopi Indian decent.  John Westly Powell lived in the Town of Green River  in Emery County, Utah.
   A Member of the Powell Expedition was accidently killed and  John Westly Powell hired Jacob Vernon Hamblin to replace him
   In 1869,  John Westly Powell worked as a Explorer and Archaeologist for the
US Department of the Interior and came down the Green River to explore the Grand Canyon.
    John Westly Powell  was the first Person to report any Archaeological information to the US Government about the Natives that inhabited Grand Canyon and their Histories.
Powell served as second director of the US Geological Survey Department (1881–1894) a Division of the US Department of the Interior.
     John Westly Powell  was also Director of the Bureau of Ethnology at the Smithsonian Institution, and supported Linguistic and Sociological Research and Smithsonian Institution Publications of Discoveries and Researched Information.
   The John Westly Powell River History Museum is located in Green River, Utah.
    John Westly Powell had previously reported the Pyramids in Wisconsin and along the Mississippi River to the US Department of the Interior.
    The John Westly Powell River History Museum has all of his information of his discoveries including the Bones of a Dinosaur that he discovered that has been erected in the Museum.
   This Picture is the entrance to Powells Cave in the Grand Canyon.
   John Westly Powell wrote in his report to the Government which he also Published in a Book.
     In this Canyon, great numbers of Man made Caves are hollowed out.

I first walked down a gorge to the left of a Cliff and climbed to a Bench of the Cliff.
   There was a Trail on the Cliff Bench that was deeply worn into the Rock Formation.
   Where the Trail crossed some Gulches some Steps had been cut. I could see no evidence that the Trail had been traveled in a long time.
    I returned to our Camp about 3:00 PM and and the men had found more Egyptian Hieroglyphics on Cliff Walls near the Cave.
   This Shrine is in Powells Cave. He is holding a Egyptian Lotus Flower in one Hand.
   John Westly Powell wrote, we explored the Cave and found this Shrine and other Artifacts. That evening I sent a team member to notifie the Smithsonian Institute of our discovery.

   We contuined to Survey the Canyon and discovered more Egyptian Tunnel Cities.
   I estimate in my Report that I think that upwards of 50,000 Egyptians had inhabited the Grand Canyon at one time.
   This Shrine in Powells Cave was identified as a Shrine for Seteprene sometimes spelledSmenkhare Seti or Smenkare.

    King Seteprene was King Akhenaten’s Son that begain his Rule at Saqqara , Shemau  in 1336 BC but only lasted 10 Years which was when he died on his last trip from the Grand Canyon to Saqqara Egypt.

    King Seteprene  recorded bringing
   This may be the reason that his Shrine was not ever covered with a hammered Gold Sheet of thin Gold.
    However the Shrine was likely built by his Buddhist followers from
    The Egyptian Urnes found in Powells Cave in the Grand Canyon are now on display at the Smithsonian Institute at Washington DC.
    This Diagram was a important discovery for the Smithtonian Archaelogist who were exploring the Powells Tunnel in the Grand Canyon.

This is a Diagram for Egyptian Writing System when the Ancient Egyptians came to the Grand Canyon.
   It was a School Tablet used for teaching Egyptian Children to Read and Write.
The Animal and Bird Symbols were used to describe the Ranks of the Kings on the Egyptian Hieroglyphs carved into the Cliff Walls of the Grand Canyon.
It is interesting to note the Rectangle Box on the top 2nd Row from the left is the Hebrew Ark of the Covenents symbol.
And then lower in the same Row is the Box without a bottom which was the Hebrew Son of the Right Hand symbol.
    When the Egyptians came to the Grand Canyon around 1700 BC they begain building Tunnel Cities in the Vermillion Cliff Walls into the North Rim of the Grand Canyon.

   The Egyptians first selected overhangs that had Balconies so the Kings could walk to edge of the Plataeu Balconies and look at the Farming and Mining that was located at lower levels of the Grand Canyon.
    The Egyptian Kings had their Egyptian Hieroglyphic Symbols and other Hieroglyphic Symbols on the Canyon Walls around their Tunnel Cities and on the Grand Canyon Cliff Walls.
   The Kiabab Plataeu is around 8,000 feet above the present flow of the Colorado River in the Grand Grand Canyon.
   These Cliff Walls were the Top Cliff Walls that were above the large Kiabab Plataeu of the Grand Canyon.
   All of the Egyptgian Temples are are on the North side of the Grand Canyon also.
    The Kiabab Plataeu of the Grand Canyon. In Areas of the Plataeu Water slowly seeps into the open Grass Meadow Lands  to keep the Fertile Soil Moist.

    We have estimated that it would be easy to Grow enough Food in the Moist Grass Lands to feed at least 500,000 People.
  The estimate for the Number of Egyptians that were in the Grand Canyon was 10,000 People.
   It is likely that whatever extra Food that was grown in the Kiabab Plataue was exported to Egypt.
   The Walhalla Ruins.   These Ruins in the Kaibab Plataeu of the Grand Canyon are being Excavated.

   Because of the Plundering of Artifacts even by Smithtonian Archaelogist,
FBI Agents attend Excavating Teams in the Grand Canyon  and now at all Sites in the United States.
      Grand Canyon National Park was named an official National Park in 1919.

The National Park Service has a Policy of preserving the History of Native American Indians when establishing Parks.
They lived on the North Kiabab Rim of the Grand Canyon where the Egyptian Pyramids are located.
And they knew the names of the Egyptian Pyramid Temple names that are located under the North Kiabab Rim of the Grand Canyon.
The Hopi Indians have a God named Taawa. He has a Mans Face that smiles all of the time and has a good Heart.
The Hopi Indians still use a large number of original Egyptian words in their Language.
    Seth Tanner a Morman who lived in the Grand Canyon with the Hopi Indians was the translator to The National Park Service Researchers for the Hopi Indians. He had two Hopi Indian wives.

   He said the Hopi Indians were Morman Christians that called themselves the People of One Heart. He was their Pastor and was also a Farmer.
    The Tower of Set, actualy the ( Seteprene ) Pryamid was named by the Hopi Indians.

  The Tower of Set, was be built in the Grand Canyon as a burial Tomb for King Seteprene that came to the Grand Canyon. But King Seteprene died on a Trip back to Shemau.
   All of the Egyptian Hiegroglyphs have eroded off of the Pyramid.
The Set Pyramid has Rectangle Shape simular to the first Pyramids in Egypt.
   Zoroaster Temple in the Grand Canyon was named by Hopi Indians.
 [ The Egyptian legend for Zoroaster. ]

Zoroaster was in Egypt when times were hard and Egypt had become a Poor Nation.
   But Zoroasters first name had been ( Joseph ) because he had a God that was higher in the Heavens than their Sun God named Ra that knew what the  dream meant.
   He built a big Boat that had Wings (Sails) that would carry many People and found more Grain and Gold for the Egyptians.
  When he came back to Egypt in his Boat loaded with Gold, Grain, the Pharaoh made him the Ruler of Egypt and renamed Joseph to King Zoroaster
And Pharoah was like a Father to King Zoroaster.
  The Smithsonian Archaelogist think that that this unfinished Egyptian Pyramid in the Grand Canyon is a burial Tomb because there is a  entrance Tunnel that is blocked a few feet inside the Pyramid..
    But the National Park Sevrice will not allow the Archaeologist to excavate any of the Pyramids in the Grand Canyon.
  One of Crips was opened in the Grand Canyon to see if there were Mummies in them before they were sent to the Smithsonian Institute Storage Building.
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The race to retrieve ancient artifacts from melting glaciers…….


Ancient artifacts from melting glaciers

The race to retrieve ancient artifacts from melting glaciers

Swiss scientists believe that only decades remain before areas that have been covered with ice for thousands of years melt away. The melting of the long-frozen snow and ice in the Swiss Alps, and elsewhere around the world, has already yielded numerous ancient artifacts, from hunting tools to goat-skin leggings, shoes, and Otzi the Iceman, the remains of a man who lived more than 5,000 years ago; and they are turning up with more and more frequency as the speed of melting increases.

As part of the efforts to recover buried artifacts, a recent project run by a Swiss cultural institute encouraged alpine hikers to keep a look out for relics uncovered by melting glaciers and to turn over any items found in the Swiss National Park.  In Switzerland and beyond, the booming field of glacier and ice patch archaeology represents both an opportunity and a crisis. On one hand, it exposes artifacts and sites that have been preserved in ice for millennia, offering new insights into our ancient past. On the other hand, from the moment the ice at such sites melts, the pressure to find, document, and conserve the exposed artifacts is tremendous.

Ötzi the iceman is the famous ice mummy, who was discovered by some German tourists in the Alps in 1991 and was originally believed to be the frozen corpse of a mountaineer or soldier who died during World War I. Tests later confirmed the iceman dates back to 3,300 BC and most likely died from a blow to the back of the head. He is Europe’s oldest natural human mummy and, remarkably, his body contained the still intact blood cells, which resembled a modern sample of blood. His body was so well-preserved that scientists were even able to determine that his last meal was red deer and herb bread, eaten with wheat bran, roots and fruit. A DNA analysis showed him at high risk of atherosclerosis, lactose intolerance, and the earliest known human with Lyme disease.

Otzi the iceman

Otzi the iceman. Credit: South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology

In 2006, a woodworker hiking near Lendbreen in Norway came across a well-preserved leather shoe, which incredibly, was last worn in the Bronze Age, some 3,400 years ago.  In 2011, another amazing discovery was made – a 1,700-year-old well-preserved tunic made of lamb’s wool.

1,700-year-old tunic recovered from ice

1,700-year-old tunic recovered from ice.  Photo: Mårten Teigen/Museum of Cultural History

Among the items preserved in ice, fabric and leather are the most remarkable—and the most fragile. Wood artifacts may last a few years once they melt out of the ice, but for these items, the clock runs out much faster.  Researchers have a week or less to recover leather before it dries out, becomes light and brittle, and blows away.

The Swiss cultural institute is sponsoring the artifact retrieval project through the end of 2015 and will catalogue discoveries so that archaeologists can investigate them further.

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Vanishing Treasures: Tomb Raiders Exploit Chaos in Egypt…..


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Egypt’s cultural heritage is in danger. Grave robbers, sometimes heavily armed, are taking advantage of political chaos to plunder its poorly guarded archaeological sites. Authorities feel powerless to stop them and fear that ancient treasures might be lost forever.

A few hundred meters from the pyramids of Dahshur, the sandy-brown earth is full of holes. Dozens of open shafts lead into the depths, some up to seven meters (23 feet) long. Grave robbers have been at work. Lying belowground here in Dahshur is one of the oldest burial grounds in all of Egypt — tombs, possibly full of treasures from the age of the pharaohs. Archaeologists have partially mapped it but never exhumed its contents, as is the case at many sites in Egypt.

From the pharaohs and Romans to the Greeks, Copts and Fatimids, Egypt bears the traces of many ancient civilizations. Not all of the treasures have been discovered and secured. Egypt has admittedly always had to grapple with the problem of grave-robbing. But since the revolution in 2011, “this phenomenon has increased even more,” laments Abdel-Halim Nur el-Din, a professor of archaeology and the former head of the Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA), the authority responsible for ancient relics and archaeological excavations in Egypt. “We are losing our cultural heritage piece by piece,” he adds.

Gangs of Thieves Plunder at Will

In January 2011, the world-famous Egyptian Museum in Cairo was looted. Rioters destroyed priceless treasures. But valuable ancient relics went missing far from the capital, as well, due to a lack of supervision at historical sites. After the uprising, the repressive security apparatus withdrew everywhere, and the guarding of historical sites was neglected.

Two-and-a-half years later, the police are slowly venturing into the streets. But they are mainly concerned with ongoing protests. Elsewhere, some Egyptians are behaving as if the state and its laws have ceased to exist.

The army has placed two armored vehicles at the pyramids in Dahshur to deter grave robbers. But, so far, the thieves are undaunted. “We wanted to catch them,” says a guard in Dahshur who asked to remain anonymous. “But then they opened fire on us with automatic weapons.” He and his fellow guards were only armed with pistols. They jumped for cover, and the grave robbers carried on with their plundering.

The gangs are also getting bolder. At the pyramids of Saqqara, they advanced with weapons and cleared out a state-owned storehouse. According to the SCA department head in charge of the facility, it contained small statues. There have even been illegal excavations in the tourist centers of Aswan and Luxor, which experts attribute to organized gangs. Instead of shovels, some even bring along small excavators.

“Antiquities theft is a very profitable business,” says Professor Nur el-Din. “The government must make it a priority to stop the illegal excavations.” Guarding antiquities sites should be the focus, he adds. For everything else, such as excavation or restoration, there is simply no money anyway.

Stolen Artifacts Irrevocably Lost

Still, the recent thefts are not even the most pressing concern for the SCA. Its offices are suffering from one of the country’s all-too-familiar power shortages. Employees are sitting in the dark, their computers switched off. Temperatures hovering around 43 degrees Celcius (109 Fahrenheit) are not helping matters, either.
Osama Mustafa Elnahas heads the division taksed with recovering stolen artifacts. He is aware that illegal excavations are going on up and down the country. “They have become a daily occurrence since the revolution began,” he says.

The SCA still doesn’t know the actual extent of the lootings. Deborah Lehr, who runs the Paulson Institute, a Chicago-based think tank, has suggested that the US government should support the investigation by providing satellite images of the sites. But such plans have gotten stuck in the pipelines of the Egyptian bureaucracy.

As for the artifacts that have already been stolen, it’s likely they are irrevocably lost. Egyptian experts assume that many of the relics will end up abroad — beyond the reach of Cairo — and sold to collectors at places such as international auction houses.

“If we want to reclaim an artifact, we have to prove that it was registered as stolen in Egypt,” says Elnahas. A proper inventory of the stolen relics is something that the authority is unlikely to get around to, however, given the speed at which the plunderers are currently operating.

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Ancient Egyptian Sundial Discovered at Valley of the Kings


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A sundial discovered outside a tomb in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings may be the world’s oldest ancient Egyptian sundials, say scientists.
Dating to the 19th dynasty, or the 13th century B.C., the sundial was found on the floor of a workman’s hut, in the Valley of the Kings, the burial place of rulers from Egypt’s New Kingdom period (around 1550 B.C. to 1070 B.C.).
“The significance of this piece is that it is roughly one thousand years older than what was generally accepted as time when this type of time measuring device was used,” said researcher Susanne Bickel, of the University of Basel in Switzerland. Past sundial discoveries date to the Greco-Roman period, which lasted from about 332 B.C. to A.D. 395.
The sundial is made of a flattened piece of limestone, called an ostracon, with a black semicircle divided into 12 sections drawn on top. Small dots in the middle of each of the 12 sections, which are about 15 degrees apart, likely served to give more precise times.
A dent in the center of the ostracon likely marks where a metal or wooden bolt was inserted to cast a shadow and reveal the time of day.
“The piece was found with other ostraca (limestone chips) on which small inscriptions, workmen’s sketches, and the illustration of a deity were written or painted in black ink,” Bickel told LiveScience in an email.
Bickel and her colleagues aren’t sure for what purpose the workmen would’ve used the sundial, though they suggest it may have represented the sun god’s journey through the underworld.
“One hypothesis would be to see this measuring device in parallel to the illustrated texts that were inscribed on the walls of the pharaohs’ tombs and where the representation of the night and the journey of the sun god through the netherworld is divided into the individual hours of the night,” Bickel wrote. “The sundial might have been used to visualize the length of the hours.”
The device may have also been used to measure work hours. “I wondered whether it could have served to regulate the workmen’s working time, to set the break at a certain time, for example,” she said. However, Bickel noted, a half-hour wouldn’t mean much to these people.
In the same area, Bickel and her colleagues have made several amazing discoveries, including a tomb with two burials, one from Egypt’s 18th dynasty and the other from the 22nd dynasty, which was brought into the tomb some time after the pillaging of the first burial. A wooden coffin linked to the secondary burial contained the mummy of a chantress of Amun called Nehmes-Bastet. The scientists are not sure who would’ve been buried in the original tomb, though they found remains of a mummy without linen bandages on the floor of the structure. “This badly broken mummy is probably the original first owner of the tomb,” write the researchers

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Death-Cult Mummies Inspired by Desert Conditions?



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Preserved by one of Earth’s driest climates, a long-buried corpse in Chile’s Atacama Desert retains centuries-old skin, hair, and clothing.

Naturally dehydrated corpses like this probably inspired the region’s ancient Chinchorro people to actively mummify their dead, scientists speculate in a new study. The practice, researchers suggest, took off during a time of natural plenty and population growth, when the Chinchorro were better able to innovate and develop culturally.

Living in fishing villages along the coasts of Chile and Peru, the Chinchorro had begun mummifying skeletons by 5050 B.C., thousands of years before the Egyptians. Archaeologists have long wondered how the practice—and a related cult of death—arose, with some speculating it had been imported from the notably wetter Amazon Basin.

“Our study is one of the few to document the emergence of social complexity due to environmental change”—in this case, climate shifts that desiccated the Atacama, study leader Pablo Marquet said.

“Until now, most of the emphasis has been on how environmental change triggers the collapse of societies,” said Marquet, an archaeologist at Catholic University in Santiago, Chile.

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