Zahi announces a Good One!

Random older topics of discussion

Moderators: Minimalist, MichelleH

Zahi announces a Good One!

Postby Minimalist » Tue Jan 29, 2008 6:13 pm

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20080129/wl_mideast_afp/egyptarchaeology_080129202632;_ylt=AoU86gOSqAQQ4lOceNDB_WlFeQoB

CAIRO (AFP) - A team of US archaeologists has discovered the ruins of a city dating back to the period of the first farmers 7,000 years ago in Egypt's Fayyum oasis, the supreme council of antiquities said on Tuesday.

"An electromagnetic survey revealed the existence in the Karanis region of a network of walls and roads similar to those constructed during the Greco-Roman period," the council's chief Zahi Hawwas said.


Gotta give the devil his due on this one. Major find of pre-dynastic farming.
Something is wrong here. War, disease, death, destruction, hunger, filth, poverty, torture, crime, corruption, and the Ice Capades. Something is definitely wrong. This is not good work. If this is the best God can do, I am not impressed.

-- George Carlin
Minimalist
 
Posts: 15406
Joined: Mon Sep 26, 2005 1:09 pm
Location: Arizona

Postby Rokcet Scientist » Thu Jan 31, 2008 8:42 am

Zahi changing his convictions?
Naaaah. Couldn't be true, could it?
Rokcet Scientist
 

Postby Beagle » Thu Jan 31, 2008 6:41 pm

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2008/01/photogalleries/fayoum-pictures/index.html

January 30, 2008—Four ancient tombs containing well-preserved mummies and ornate painted coffins have been unearthed at El Faiyum, an oasis about 50 miles (80 kilometers) southwest of Cairo (see map).

This gold-painted mask—photographed November 21, 2007—was found on a female mummy, a rare treasure for a site known to be a frequent target for modern-day grave robbers.

The mask was the first of its kind found at the El Faiyum site, an ancient "city of the dead" known as Deir el-Banat, offering hope to archaeologists that more valuable antiquities await discovery there.

In ancient times, gold symbolized eternity and was thought to preserve the remains of the dead forever.


More on this story - with pics! From Arch. News
Beagle
 
Posts: 4746
Joined: Fri Apr 14, 2006 2:39 am
Location: Tennessee


Return to Archived Discussion Forum

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot] and 1 guest

cron