Priesters Ankhti en Saby, Pepi II, Z-Sakkara

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Priesters Ankhti en Saby, Pepi II, Z-Sakkara

Berichtdoor Philip Arrhidaeus » Do Apr 02, 2015 7:36 pm

Two sixth dynasty tombs of King Pepi II’s priests uncovered in Saqqara
During excavation work by the French Institute for Oriental Studies (IFAO) at Tabetl Algish in the south Saqqara necropolis, two very-well preserved tombs were uncovered.
The tombs belong to two priests from the reign of the sixth dynasty King Pepi II, and include their skeletons and a few items of their funerary collection. The first priest is named Ankhti and the second is Saby
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French Egyptologist Vassil Dobrev, head of the mission, explains that burial shafts are found at a very deep level inside the tombs. Saby’s burial shaft was six metres deep, while the one of Ankhti was found 12 metres deep.
He went on to say that each tomb is built on two levels: the upper one is on the ground built of mud bricks, while the lower part is a rock hewn of limestone.
Kamal Wahid, director of the central administration of Giza antiquities, told Ahram Online that although a few alabaster vessels, offerings and the skeletons of both priests were found, both tombs were subjected to looting in antiquity. Both skeletons were found scattered on the ground and not inside sarcophagi.
He explains that both tombs are almost identical and bear very distinguished scenes, among them the ancient Egyptian offerings painted on the walls of the priests’ burial chambers.
It shows the pot of the seven ritual oils and the list of offerings with their names and quantities. Incense balls and copper burning incense are also depicted as well as head rests and necklaces worn by priests.

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Re: Priesters Ankhti en Saby, Pepi II, Z-Sakkara

Berichtdoor gaspard » Do Apr 02, 2015 9:33 pm

De snelheid,waarmee onder het huidige regime nieuwe graven worden ontdekt,is verbazingwekkend :shock:
Zou dit een verband kunnen hebben met de vervanging van Zahi Hawass ? :lol:
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