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Cairo - Archaeologists In Egypt Unearth 3000-Year-Old Tombs (photos)

Published on: January 10, 2013 07:51 AM
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Canopic jars discovered inside a temple of Pharaoh Amenhotep II, in Luxor, Egypt. EPA/EGYPTIAN ANTIQUITIES MINISTRY/Canopic jars discovered inside a temple of Pharaoh Amenhotep II, in Luxor, Egypt. EPA/EGYPTIAN ANTIQUITIES MINISTRY/

Cairo - Egypt’s Antiquities Minister says Italian archaeologists have unearthed tombs over 3000 years old in the ancient city of Luxor.

Mohammed Ibrahim says the discovery was made beneath the mortuary temple of King Amenhotep II, seventh Pharaoh of the 18th dynasty who reigned from 1427 to 1401 B.C.E. The temple is located on the western bank of the Nile.

Ibrahim says remains of wooden sarcophaguses and human bones were found inside the tombs.

Canopic jars discovered inside a temple of Pharaoh Amenhotep II, in Luxor, Egypt. EPA/EGYPTIAN ANTIQUITIES MINISTRYCanopic jars discovered inside a temple of Pharaoh Amenhotep II, in Luxor, Egypt. EPA/EGYPTIAN ANTIQUITIES MINISTRY

Mansour Barek, head of Luxor antiquities, says jars used to preserve the liver, lungs, stomach and intestines of the deceased were found. They were decorated with images of the four sons of the god Horus — figures seen as essential by ancient Egyptians to help the soul of the deceased find its way to heaven.


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 Jan 10, 2013 at 07:53 AM Ben Says:

this coincides with that of the exodus-pharaoh?

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 Jan 10, 2013 at 08:52 AM bored Says:

According to the few sources I have, this seems to be dated right before 'vayakom melech chaddash', before the shibud started

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 Jan 10, 2013 at 09:19 AM Anonymous Says:

jews made that, it was the time of the jews being slaves in egypt, avudim whoyinu

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 Jan 10, 2013 at 09:32 AM PashutehYid Says:

This type of stuff also disproves the claim that Islam goes back well before the time of Mohammed. These people were idol worshippers. I wonder if there is any evidence for monotheism in areas outside of Jewish influence.

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 Jan 10, 2013 at 11:23 AM Secular Says:

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PashutehYid Says:

This type of stuff also disproves the claim that Islam goes back well before the time of Mohammed. These people were idol worshippers. I wonder if there is any evidence for monotheism in areas outside of Jewish influence.

Does anyone really take that claim seriously?

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 Jan 10, 2013 at 12:05 PM Raphael_Kaufman Says:

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PashutehYid Says:

This type of stuff also disproves the claim that Islam goes back well before the time of Mohammed. These people were idol worshippers. I wonder if there is any evidence for monotheism in areas outside of Jewish influence.

Ancient Egyptians weren't Arabs. Islam, as everyone knows, was founded by the Madman (that's what the RAMBAM calls him) who was an Arab and his fellow Arabs were the first people to be converted. His army swept out of the Arabian peninsula and conquered North Africa, forcibly converting the indigenous people, the Egyptians along with the rest of non-Arab North Africa.

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 Jan 10, 2013 at 12:13 PM bored Says:

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PashutehYid Says:

This type of stuff also disproves the claim that Islam goes back well before the time of Mohammed. These people were idol worshippers. I wonder if there is any evidence for monotheism in areas outside of Jewish influence.

Akhenaten ruled Egypt during the 18th dynasty. Specifically in the mid 13th century b.c. A time otherwise known to us a the zman hashibud. He abandoned traditional Egyptian polytheism and established monotheism. He is known as the heretical pharoh & all traces of him were erased untill recently. His very famous son Tutankhamen re-established polytheism after his death.

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 Jan 10, 2013 at 12:18 PM enlightened-yid Says:

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PashutehYid Says:

This type of stuff also disproves the claim that Islam goes back well before the time of Mohammed. These people were idol worshippers. I wonder if there is any evidence for monotheism in areas outside of Jewish influence.

First monotheistic faith was Zoroastrianism from Ind-Persian people that inhabited Southern Russian region 1700-2000 BCE. Jewish monotheism was evolving later than that and in some Jewish kingdoms they were reverting back and forth between monotheistic and polytheistic practices. King Hazekia of Juda passed first stiff reforms to ban polytheistic practices in early Jews. 640 BCE is period when Judaism is now fully monotheistic.

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 Jan 10, 2013 at 01:31 PM bored Says:

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enlightened-yid Says:

First monotheistic faith was Zoroastrianism from Ind-Persian people that inhabited Southern Russian region 1700-2000 BCE. Jewish monotheism was evolving later than that and in some Jewish kingdoms they were reverting back and forth between monotheistic and polytheistic practices. King Hazekia of Juda passed first stiff reforms to ban polytheistic practices in early Jews. 640 BCE is period when Judaism is now fully monotheistic.

We in this religion attribute our monotheistic beliefs to avraham avinu, born 1948 b.c. For his age of discovery of God, see all the midrashim. Whether or not there were heretical factions who didn't comply doesn't take away from that. Just as you can't date Judaism from after the cristian split-off, you can't date our monotheism from after chizkia. Unless you have an agenda. An enlightened agenda.

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 Jan 10, 2013 at 01:35 PM bored Says:

Correction, avraham avinu was born in 1948 Jewish calendar, 1812 b.c.

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 Jan 10, 2013 at 05:15 PM MosheF Says:

Everyone should be aware that today's academically accepted "standard chronology" of ancient Egypt and its dynasties, which is spouted all over, is to a great degree very questionable and likely very wrong.

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 Jan 10, 2013 at 08:02 PM newtransplant Says:

You know what bothers me? It's the fact that these people who thought they would remain buried, are being unearthed and put on display......... it just doesn't seem right no matter what they did to the Yidden.

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 Jan 10, 2013 at 09:51 PM esther Says:

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enlightened-yid Says:

First monotheistic faith was Zoroastrianism from Ind-Persian people that inhabited Southern Russian region 1700-2000 BCE. Jewish monotheism was evolving later than that and in some Jewish kingdoms they were reverting back and forth between monotheistic and polytheistic practices. King Hazekia of Juda passed first stiff reforms to ban polytheistic practices in early Jews. 640 BCE is period when Judaism is now fully monotheistic.

oh so avraham avinu wasn't the first to discover the one G-d thing.thanks for the info.

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