New discoveries at Abydos

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New discoveries at Abydos

Post by Kevininabydos » Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:46 am

Here is an article about the new discoveries made in the very short dig season last summer in Abydos. The actual location in the article is very ambiguous but there were two dig sites that year, one very close to Kom el Sultan [the site of the earliest known temple dedicated to Wepwawet dating to the 1st dyn. and the 30th dyn walled town and temple complex] and the second dig was nearer Omm Qaab [the site of the 1st and 2nd dyn royal burials nearer the mountains which was the main focus of the Osiris cult] and of the two I would say the discovery was made at the first dig as a new guard hut was placed there.

http://www.livescience.com/18462-animal ... egypt.html


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Post by Kevininabydos » Wed Feb 15, 2012 10:05 am

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Re: New discoveries at Abydos

Post by Lisak » Wed Feb 15, 2012 1:24 pm

Fab to see you back Kevin.
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Re: New discoveries at Abydos

Post by JOJO » Wed Feb 15, 2012 4:37 pm

It's great to see you back Kevin, massive hugs xx :D
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Re: New discoveries at Abydos

Post by JOJO » Wed Feb 15, 2012 4:51 pm

A fab link and some real gems have been found this season. Fingers crossed they will find suspected large tomb from where the Animal mummies belong. Very interesting that it seems the Shabtis were made by Children.
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Re: New discoveries at Abydos

Post by sue » Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:18 pm

So good to see you here again, I love your links always so interesting. thanks Kevin X

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Re: New discoveries at Abydos

Post by Kunis » Thu Feb 16, 2012 9:34 pm

Its really great to see you once again back on here,

I hope that the pure cornish air helps aid your recovery.

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Re: New discoveries at Abydos

Post by DIANA » Sun Feb 19, 2012 2:04 pm

An interesting article. I find this site facinating and I am sure it would be one of the most fruitfull excavating areas anywhere in Egypt. I visited the arrea about three years ago and I remember seeing jars full of animal mummies just lying on the sand inside a temple complex.

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Re: New discoveries at Abydos

Post by hatusu » Mon Feb 20, 2012 7:35 am

What a lovely surprise to see your posts again Kevin. Welcome back.

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