- Archaeologists in Egypt unearth 57 ornate ancient tombs
Archaeologists have unearthed 57 ancient Egyptian tombs, most of which hold an ornately painted wooden sarcophagus with a mummy inside, it was announced today.The oldest tombs date back to around 2750BC during the period of Egypt's first and second dynasties. Twelve belong to the 18th dynasty which ruled Egypt during the second millennium BC.The discovery throws new light on Egypt's ancient religions, the country's Supreme Council of Antiquities said.Egypt's archaeology chief, Zahi Hawass, said the mummies dating back to the 18th dynasty are covered in linen decorated with religious texts from the Book of the Dead and scenes featuring ancient Egyptian deities.Abdel Rahman el-Aydi, head of the archaeological mission that made the discovery, said some of the tombs are decorated with religious texts that ancient Egyptians believed would help the deceased to cross through the underworld.Aydi said one of the oldest tombs is almost intact, with all of its funerary equipment and a wooden sarcophagus containing a mummy wrapped in linen.In 31 tombs dating to around 2030-1840BC, archaeologists discovered scenes of different ancient Egyptian deities, such as the falcon-headed Horus, Hathor, Khnum and Amun, decorating some of the tombs.The findings were unearthed at Lahoun, in Fayoum, 70 miles south of Cairo.Last year, 53 ancient stone tombs were found in the area.EgyptArchaeologyguardian.co.uk © Guardian News & Media Limited 2010 | Use of this content is subject to our Terms & Conditions | More Feeds
- Two archeological tombs discovered south of Cairo
Two tombs dating back to 26th dynasty (500 B.C.) were found in Saqqara area, 30 km south of Cairo, said Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA) Secretary GeneralZahi Hawwas Monday.
The two tombs were built in stone, said Hawwas, adding one of them was the largest found in the archeological area of Saqqara.
The tomb was robbed in late Roman rule of Egypt, he said.
Saqqara is a vast, ancient burial ground in Egypt, serving as the necropolis for Ancient Egyptian capital of Memp ... 2つの墓は第26王朝（紀元前500年）にまでさかのぼる古代エジプトのエリア、カイロの30キロ南にあり、発見された考古最高評議会（SCA）の事務GeneralZahi Hawwas月曜日の2つの墓の石で造られたと強調し、Hawwas、のいずれかを追加するそれらの古代エジプトの考古学的なエリアにある最大規模だった
- Costs hurt Yum Brands
Higher labor and commodity costs will weigh on margins in Yum Brands Inc's key China market in the fourth quarter, the operator of KFC and Pizza Hut restaurants said Wednesday. China contributes almost one-third of Yum's profit and the company expects $15 million in labor inflation in the current fourth quarter.
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- 2000-year-old temple found
Archaeologists have unearthed a 2000-year-old temple that may have been dedicated to the ancient Egyptian cat goddess, Bastet, the Supreme Council of Antiquities said. The ruins of the Ptolemaic-era temple were discovered in A... 考古学。歳の寺院は、古代エジプトの猫の女神、Bastet、考古最高評議会に専用されている可能性がありますが2000年に発掘されたと発表した
- 2,200-year-old temple unearthed
Ptolemaic-era building may have been dedicated to deity Bastet in city founded by Alexander the Great, say archaeologistsA 2,200-year-old temple that may have been dedicated to the ancient Egyptian cat god Bastet has been unearthed in Alexandria, the Supreme Council of Antiquities said today.The ruins of the Ptolemaic-era building were discovered by Egyptian archaeologists in the port city founded by Alexander the Great around 331BC. Alexandria was the seat of the Greek-speaking Ptolemaic dynasty, which ruled Egypt for 300 years until the suicide of Queen Cleopatra.The council's statement said the temple was thought to belong to Queen Berenice II, wife of Ptolemy III who ruled between 246BC–222BC.Mohammed Abdel-Maqsood, the Egyptian archaeologist who led the excavation team, said the discovery may be the first trace of the long-sought location of Alexandria's royal quarter.The large number of statues depicting Bastet found in the ruins, he said, suggested that this may be the first Ptolemaic-era temple dedicated to the cat god to be discovered in Alexandria. This would indicate that the worship of the ancient Egyptian cat-god continued during the later, Greek-influenced, Ptolemaic periodStatues of other ancient Egyptian deities were also found in the ruins, he added.Zahi Hawass, Egypt's chief archaeologist, said the temple may have been used in later times as a quarry as evidenced by the large number of missing stone blocks.The temple was found in the Kom el-Dekka area near the modern city's main train station and home to a Roman-era amphitheatre and well-preserved mosaics.ArchaeologyEgyptReligionguardian.co.uk © Guardian News & Media Limited 2010 | Use of this content is subject to our Terms & Conditions | More Feeds