2018/07/20

Massive Black Granite Sarcophagus Opened, Skeletons Covered in Red Liquid Discovered, Not Nephilim

Egyptian archeologists have opened a 30-tonne black granite sarcophagus to find three decomposed mummies after sewage water apparently leaked inside.

“The sarcophagus has been opened, but we have not been hit by a curse,” said Mostafa Waziry, the head of Egypt’s Supreme Council for Antiquities, in response to news reports warning of maledictions hidden inside the tomb in the port city of Alexandria.

Huge Egyptian sarcophagus found to contain three mummies

Huge Egyptian sarcophagus found to contain three mummies


Huge Egyptian sarcophagus found to contain three mummies

Huge Egyptian sarcophagus found to contain three mummies


Waziry, accompanied by a team of specialists in mummification and restoration, instead found three mummies and a red liquid he identified as sewage water, believed to have entered the sarcophagus through a crack on its right side, causing the decomposition of the mummies.

The tomb was found buried five metres beneath the surface and the help of Egyptian military engineers was required to open the 15-tonne lid. After capturing the world’s attention because of its unusually large size, observers believed it could contain the remains of a prominent figure, with some considering the possibility that it could contain the corpse of Alexander the Great.

The sarcophagus, almost three metres across and two metres high, is believed to date from the early Ptolemaic period, which began following the death of Alexander in 323BC.

It was found during construction work in Egypt’s northernmost city, accompanied by a weathered alabaster head thought to depict one of the occupants of the tomb. Archeologists were excited because a layer of mortar beneath the lid suggested it had remained untouched since it was buried thousands of years ago.



The skulls of the three mummies found inside will now be analysed in order to identify their ages and cause of death.

Shaaban Abdel Amonem, one of the specialists in mummification who attended the opening, said initial assessments showed the trio were probably soldiers, with one of the skulls displaying evidence of arrow blows.

Waziri said the lack of death masks in precious metals, amulets, statuettes or inscriptions on the sarcophagus meant the bodies were unlikely to be those of Ptolemaic or Roman royals.

2018/06/24

Tutankhamun Statues Video

Tutankhamun Statues

Ancient Egyptian statues come from a era when these lovely artworks were once the important belongings of rich Egyptians and Egyptian royalty. 

Collection of hardwood figures buried with Tutankhamun about 32 statues in total were found divided between the Antechamber, Burial chamber and the Treasury. 

 Tutankhamun Statues Video


Seven of them represented the king Tutankhamun himself while the rest included a strange group of divinities or maybe representing the king himself in the form of those divinities maybe to acquire their blessings. 

These statues were mostly gilded or black in colour, both colours are associated with regeneration and rebirth. They were wrapped in linen shawls with the manufacture date of the 3rd year of Akhenaten’s reign.




2018/06/21

Tutankhamun Jewellry

Egyptians wore ornamental jewelry pieces as accessories and as magical amulets. Such jewels were mostly made of gold, silver, and electrum, a natural alloy of gold and silver, and inlaid with multicolored semiprecious stones and glass.

The jewelry contained symbols and amulets that would provide the wearer, alive or dead, with protection, prosperity, endurance, and long life.

Tutankhamun Jewellry
Tutankhamun Jewellry
Tutankhamun Jewellry

Tutankhamun Jewellry




Within the wrappings of King Tutankhamun's mummy, 143 pieces of jewelry were found. They consist of amulets, chains, collars, necklaces, pendants, earrings and ear ornaments, bracelets and anklets, and finger rings, sheaths for fingers and toes, and pectorals, a large piece of jewelry worn on the chest.

The importance of the jewels is not only in the color of the metal or beads, but also in the originality of the design and manufacturing techniques.

The cloisonne technique was used in pectorals and pendants. The cloisonne technique created outlines of figures and symbols with gold wires that were then soldered to sheets of beaten gold and later inlaid with colored stones or glass.

Filigree, a delicate, lacelike ornamental work of gold or silver wire, was mostly used in buckles and clasps of gold. Granulation was the technique of creating various designs by soldering very tiny gold balls to the surface of gold sheets. 

The stones used in the inlays were considered to have magical properties based on their color. Turquoise was mined in Sinai and its blue color symbolized fertility, good luck, and protection against the evil eye.

Lapis lazuli might have been brought to Egypt through trade with Western Asiatic regions. It originated in Afghanistan. Its dark blue color symbolized fertility and good luck.

Carnelian came from the Egyptian deserts. It varies from dark brown to light brown in color and symbolized the warm blood of life. Another kind of carnelian is chalcedony. It is translucent and has a light green color.

Tutankhamun Jewellry Video

The scarab Khepri was considered the incarnation of the morning sun. A relationship was drawn between the beetle, which rolls its ball of eggs all day, and the evolution of the sun disk across the sky.

The scarab beetle became a sign of good omen and a symbol of fertility and rejuvenation. Scarabs were mostly made from blue stone or faience.


2018/06/20

Were the Ancient Egyptians black or white?

Were the Ancient Egyptians black or white?

 Egyptologists, writers, scholars, and others, have argued the race of the ancient Egyptians since at least the 1970’s. Some today believe they were Sub-Saharan Africans.

From how they did portray Themselves in their wall paintings and statues We can clearly see :-

They portray Men in three main colors
1- reddish brown
2- orange
3- light brown . And there is a difference between reddish brown and black .

Also Women were portrayed either
1- white
2- yellow
3- light brown


Were the Ancient Egyptians black or white?






















But a group of international researchers, using unique methods, have overcome the barriers to do just that.

Scholars found that the ancient Egyptians were most closely related to the peoples of the Near East, particularly from the Levant.

Were the Ancient Egyptians black or white video

This is the Eastern Mediterranean which today includes the countries of Turkey, Iraq, Palestine, Jordan, Syria, and Lebanon.


2018/06/18

King Tut Exhibit California

“King Tut: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh,” an exclusive exhibition celebrating the 100-year anniversary of the discovery of the Egyptian pharaoh’s tomb, will be on view at the California Science Center through early January.

Presented by the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities, Exhibitions International, IMG and the California Science Center, the new immersive exhibition will display more than 150 real artifacts from the tomb of Tutankhamun (also known as King Tut), as part of a 10-city international exhibition.


King Tut Exhibit California

King Tut Exhibit California

King Tut Exhibit California

King Tut Exhibit California

King Tut Exhibit California

King Tut Exhibit California
 
King Tut Exhibit California

King Tut Exhibit California

King Tut Exhibit California

King Tut Exhibit California

King Tut Exhibit California

King Tut Exhibit California

King Tut Exhibit California



The exhibition’s curated collection represents the largest assembly of artifacts and gold from Tutankhamun’s tomb ever on public display outside of Egypt, which has historically been limited to approximately 50 items. 

 King Tut Exhibit California video

On display will be many items the boy king himself used in life and in death, including golden jewelry, elaborate carvings, sculptures and ritual antiquities. Forty percent of these artifacts will be leaving Egypt for the first and last time before returning for permanent display at the new Grand Egyptian Museum currently under construction.


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2018/06/07

King Tut's Dagger Is 'Out of This World'

Why Did Tutankhamun Have A Dagger Made From A Meteorite?

Scientists have long speculated that the ancient Egyptians used metal from meteorites to make iron objects. Now an analysis of a dagger found in Tutankhamun’s tomb has given us strong evidence that this was the case – and that the Egyptians knew the iron had come from the sky.

But why did they use such an unusual source for the metal when there’s plenty of iron here on Earth? Until recently, we didn’t think that the ancient Egyptians were particularly good at producing iron objects until late in their history, around 500 BC.

There’s no archaeological evidence for significant iron working anywhere in the Nile Valley. Even the large amounts of iron-rich smelting waste products found in the Delta region could actually have been produced by attempts to make copper. When Tutankhamun died – 800 years earlier – iron was a rarer material than gold.

King Tut's Dagger Is 'Out of This World'
King Tut's Dagger Is 'Out of This World'





King Tut's Dagger Is 'Out of This World'

King Tut's Dagger Is 'Out of This World'

King Tut's Dagger Is 'Out of This World'

King Tut's Dagger Is 'Out of This World'



The most common natural source of metal iron on Earth is iron ores – rocks that contain iron chemically bonded to other elements.

These need to be processed by heating them with other materials (smelting) to extract a low-quality form of iron, which is then beaten with hammers to remove impurities. This requires considerable know-how, effort and tools that we have no evidence for in ancient Egypt.

There were abundant supplies of iron ore in both Egypt and the Sinai peninsula and textual sources indicate that Egyptians were aware of the metal from early in their history.

But the ore was mostly used to create pigments for art and make up. One explanation for this may be that the readily accessible iron ores were of poor quality so couldn’t be worked into more useful metal.

Tutankhamun's mummy was provided with two daggers encased in gold sheaths, one with an iron blade and the other with a blade of hardened gold. It is the latter specimen which is shown here.

King Tut's Dagger

As an illustration of the goldsmith's artistic ability and technical skill, this dagger, and particularly its sheath, are among the outstanding pieces of the collection.

On the top of the pommel are the king's cartouches in applied embossed gold and a wreath of lily-palmettes in cloisonne work.

On the underside are two figures of falcons holding in each claw the hieroglyphic symbol for 'eternity' (shen). The falcon was often represented in Egyptian art holding this symbol and, with wings outstretched, protecting a king.

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