Σημαντική ανακάλυψη στην Αίγυπτο – Στο φως έξι μούμιες και ξύλινες σαρκοφάγοι

EGYPT-ARCHAEOLOGY

Η νεκρόπολη στην πόλη Λούξορ αποτελεί ένα πραγματικό υπαίθριο μουσείο – Ο τάφος ανήκε στον Ουσερχάτ
Έξι μούμιες, ξύλινες σαρκοφάγοι σε ζωηρά χρώματα, χίλια ταφικά αγαλματίδια: αρχαιολόγοι έκαναν μεγάλες ανακαλύψεις ερευνώντας τάφο της φαραωνικής εποχής στη νότια Αίγυπτο, ανακοίνωσε σήμερα το υπουργείο Αρχαιοτήτων.

Ο τάφος κοντά στην πόλη Λούξορ, που είναι ένα πραγματικό υπαίθριο μουσείο, και στην Κοιλάδα των Βασιλέων, ανήκε κατά τα φαινόμενα στον Ουσερχάτ, έναν εισαγγελέα της 18ης δυναστείας (1550-1295 προ Χριστού), που φέρει τον τίτλο του «δικαστή της πόλης». Ωστόσο ο τάφος είχε χρησιμοποιηθεί εκ νέου μερικούς αιώνες αργότερα επί της 21ης δυναστείας, για να τοποθετηθούν εκεί και άλλες μούμιες.

«Ήταν έκπληξη που ανακαλύφθηκαν τόσα ευρήματα στο εσωτερικό (του τάφου): σκεύη από άργιλο που φέρουν το όνομα του ιδιοκτήτη του τάφου, σαρκοφάγοι και μούμιες, καθώς και περισσότερα από χίλια “ουσέμπτι”, μικρά ταφικά αγαλματίδια που τοποθετούνταν μέσα στους τάφους», ανακοίνωσε ο υπουργός Αρχαιοτήτων Χάλεντ αλ-Ανάνι κατά τη διάρκεια επίσκεψης στον τάφο που οργανώθηκε για τους δημοσιογράφους. «Ήταν σημαντική ανακάλυψη, η οποία δεν έχει τελειώσει», πρόσθεσε.

«Υπάρχουν σχεδόν έξι μούμιες, αλλά και άλλα ευρήματα που δείχνουν ότι μπορεί μελλοντικά να έχουμε περισσότερα», δήλωσε η Νεβίν ελ-“Αρεφ, εκπρόσωπος του υπουργείου.

Η Αίγυπτος έδωσε πρόσφατα το πράσινο φως στην εκπόνηση διαφόρων αρχαιολογικών σχεδίων με την ελπίδα να δει νέες ανακαλύψεις στον τομέα αυτόν.

A member of an Egyptian archaeological team works on a wooden coffin discovered in a 3,500-year-old tomb in the Draa Abul Nagaa necropolis, near the southern Egyptian city of Luxor, on April 18, 2017. Egyptian archaeologists have discovered six mummies, colourful wooden coffins and more than 1,000 funerary statues in the 3,500-year-old tomb, the antiquities ministry said. / AFP PHOTO / STRINGER

A member of an Egyptian archaeological team works on a wooden coffin discovered in a 3,500-year-old tomb in the Draa Abul Nagaa necropolis, near the southern Egyptian city of Luxor, on April 18, 2017.
Egyptian archaeologists have discovered six mummies, colourful wooden coffins and more than 1,000 funerary statues in the 3,500-year-old tomb, the antiquities ministry said. / AFP PHOTO / STRINGER

Members of an Egyptian archaeological team stand near artifacts discovered in a 3,500-year-old tomb in the Draa Abul Nagaa necropolis, near the southern city of Luxor, on April 18, 2017. Egyptian archaeologists have discovered six mummies, colourful wooden coffins and more than 1,000 funerary statues in the 3,500-year-old tomb, the antiquities ministry said. / AFP PHOTO / STRINGER

Members of an Egyptian archaeological team stand near artifacts discovered in a 3,500-year-old tomb in the Draa Abul Nagaa necropolis, near the southern city of Luxor, on April 18, 2017.
Egyptian archaeologists have discovered six mummies, colourful wooden coffins and more than 1,000 funerary statues in the 3,500-year-old tomb, the antiquities ministry said. / AFP PHOTO / STRINGER

Members of an Egyptian archaeological team work on a wooden coffin discovered in a 3,500-year-old tomb in the Draa Abul Nagaa necropolis, near the southern Egyptian city of Luxor, on April 18, 2017. Egyptian archaeologists have discovered six mummies, colourful wooden coffins and more than 1,000 funerary statues in the 3,500-year-old tomb, the antiquities ministry said. / AFP PHOTO / STRINGER

Members of an Egyptian archaeological team work on a wooden coffin discovered in a 3,500-year-old tomb in the Draa Abul Nagaa necropolis, near the southern Egyptian city of Luxor, on April 18, 2017.
Egyptian archaeologists have discovered six mummies, colourful wooden coffins and more than 1,000 funerary statues in the 3,500-year-old tomb, the antiquities ministry said. / AFP PHOTO / STRINGER

A member of an Egyptian archaeological team works on a wooden coffin discovered in a 3,500-year-old tomb in the Draa Abul Nagaa necropolis, near the southern Egyptian city of Luxor, on April 18, 2017. Egyptian archaeologists have discovered six mummies, colourful wooden coffins and more than 1,000 funerary statues in the 3,500-year-old tomb, the antiquities ministry said. / AFP PHOTO / STRINGER

A member of an Egyptian archaeological team works on a wooden coffin discovered in a 3,500-year-old tomb in the Draa Abul Nagaa necropolis, near the southern Egyptian city of Luxor, on April 18, 2017.
Egyptian archaeologists have discovered six mummies, colourful wooden coffins and more than 1,000 funerary statues in the 3,500-year-old tomb, the antiquities ministry said. / AFP PHOTO / STRINGER

A member of an Egyptian archaeological team shows artifacts discovered in a 3,500-year-old tomb in the Draa Abul Nagaa necropolis, near the southern city of Luxor, on April 18, 2017. Egyptian archaeologists have discovered six mummies, colourful wooden coffins and more than 1,000 funerary statues in the 3,500-year-old tomb, the antiquities ministry said. / AFP PHOTO / STRINGER

A member of an Egyptian archaeological team shows artifacts discovered in a 3,500-year-old tomb in the Draa Abul Nagaa necropolis, near the southern city of Luxor, on April 18, 2017.
Egyptian archaeologists have discovered six mummies, colourful wooden coffins and more than 1,000 funerary statues in the 3,500-year-old tomb, the antiquities ministry said. / AFP PHOTO / STRINGER

A member (R) of an Egyptian archaeological team stands near artifacts discovered in a 3,500-year-old tomb in the Draa Abul Nagaa necropolis, near the southern city of Luxor, on April 18, 2017. Egyptian archaeologists have discovered six mummies, colourful wooden coffins and more than 1,000 funerary statues in the 3,500-year-old tomb, the antiquities ministry said. / AFP PHOTO / STRINGER

A member (R) of an Egyptian archaeological team stands near artifacts discovered in a 3,500-year-old tomb in the Draa Abul Nagaa necropolis, near the southern city of Luxor, on April 18, 2017.
Egyptian archaeologists have discovered six mummies, colourful wooden coffins and more than 1,000 funerary statues in the 3,500-year-old tomb, the antiquities ministry said. / AFP PHOTO / STRINGER

Journalists and members of an Egyptian archaeological team stand near artifacts discovered in a 3,500-year-old tomb in the Draa Abul Nagaa necropolis, near the southern city of Luxor, on April 18, 2017. Egyptian archaeologists have discovered six mummies, colourful wooden coffins and more than 1,000 funerary statues in the 3,500-year-old tomb, the antiquities ministry said. / AFP PHOTO / STRINGER

Journalists and members of an Egyptian archaeological team stand near artifacts discovered in a 3,500-year-old tomb in the Draa Abul Nagaa necropolis, near the southern city of Luxor, on April 18, 2017.
Egyptian archaeologists have discovered six mummies, colourful wooden coffins and more than 1,000 funerary statues in the 3,500-year-old tomb, the antiquities ministry said. / AFP PHOTO / STRINGER



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