segunda-feira, 21 de dezembro de 2015

Egypt opens to the public love's grave of Tutankhamun

The Tomb, discovered in 1996, is located in the necropolis of Saqqara, 20 kilometers southwest of Cairo.

The Egyptian Minister of Antiquities, Mamdouh Damati, explained that "in the beginning, it was thought that this was a graveyard for stuffed cats. But then it turned out that included a large number of graves of members of the inner circle of the Pharaohs ".

The French archaeologist Alain Zivie, who led the mission that discovered the Tomb, chose the date to call into question the identity of the alleged love, stating that "Maia" may be, in reality, Tutankhamun's sister, the Princess Mérytaton.

Controversy aside, Zivie underlined that constitutes "an important discovery, which took many years. There were other significant discoveries but this, due to the name of Tutankhamun, which is magical for the public, represents a big part of the job of a lifetime ".

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