Friday, January 30, 2009

Some News Out of Egypt

According to the latest issue of “Ancient Egypt” magazine, three (!) new tombs have been found in the Valley of the Kings, all of them located near the tomb of Merenptah.

Egypt is also considering the creation of an underwater museum to allow visitors to see the parts of Alexandria that have sunk into the sea over the centuries since Cleopatra, Caesar, Mark Antony and Augustus made history there. Check out a new book called “Egypt’s Sunken Treasures” to find out more about what underwater archaeologists are finding there.

It has also been announced that a scientific study of the fetuses found in the tomb of Tutankhamen will be conducted. DNA samples will be taken in the hopes that they can be used to help identify some of the anonymous mummies that have been found in the royal mummy caches.

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