Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Hatshepsut's Honor Guard

Spanish team unearths a unique find in Luxor on excavations in the necropolis of Ancient Thebes

Archeologists unearthed the tomb of a high ranking official from the Court of Queen Hatshepsut:

...A team led by a Spanish archaeologist has discovered the burial chamber of an Egyptian warrior who died four thousand years ago...the excavation site is at Dra’ Abu el-Naga, where the team’s investigations are centred on the tombs of Djehuty and Hery, two high-ranking dignitaries of the court of Hatshepsut...The tomb discovered in the necropolis is that of Iqer, whose name was found inscribed on the wooden coffin which contained his mummified body. His name means ‘the excellent,’...

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