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Re: History yays
« Reply #30 on: December 15, 2018, 06:38:20 PM »
So this is really cool:





https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-46580264

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Archaeologists in Egypt have made an exciting tomb discovery - the final resting place of a high priest, untouched for 4,400 years.

Mostafa Waziri, secretary-general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, described the find as "one of a kind in the last decades".

The tomb, found in the Saqqara pyramid complex near Cairo, is filled with colourful hieroglyphs and statues of pharaohs. Decorative scenes show the owner, a royal priest named Wahtye, with his mother, wife and other relatives.

Archaeologists will start excavating the tomb on 16 December, and expect more discoveries to follow - including the owner's sarcophagus.
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Re: History yays
« Reply #31 on: December 15, 2018, 06:45:20 PM »
Indeed.
I'd be more apathetic if I weren't so lethargic.

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Re: History yays
« Reply #32 on: January 03, 2019, 09:14:01 PM »
Another fun one:

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Archaeologists in Mexico say they have made an important discovery, uncovering a temple to Xipe Tótec - the pre-Hispanic "Flayed lord".

Historically, throughout the region, priests paid tribute to the deity by wearing the skin of human sacrifices.

Items relating to the deity were discovered at a site in Puebla state, and believed to date from 900-1150 AD.

Mexican archaeologists say the find may be the earliest dedication to Xipe Tótec discovered in Mexico.

Worship of the God, who represents fertility and regeneration, is known to have later spread throughout Mesoamerica during Aztec times.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-46746842
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Re: History yays
« Reply #33 on: January 03, 2019, 09:58:48 PM »
It puts the lotion on its skin!
I'd be more apathetic if I weren't so lethargic.