Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Door to afterlife from Egyptian tomb found

CAIRO – Archaeologists have unearthed a 3,500-year-old door to the afterlife from the tomb of a high-ranking Egyptian official near Karnak temple in Luxor, the Egyptian antiquities authority said [Mar. 29, 2010]. These recessed niches found in nearly all ancient Egyptian tombs were meant to take the spirits of the dead to and from the afterworld. The nearly six-foot-tall (1.75 meters) slab of pink granite was covered with religious texts. More>>

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