Monday, June 26, 2006

Scarcophagi found near Giza pyramids
"The head of Egypt's Supreme Council for Antiquities says Egyptian archaeologists have found two ancient sarcophagi close to the pyramids. Council chief Zahi Hawass says the sarcophagi are about 2,500-years-old - dating back to the late 26th dynasty. He says they have been found about one kilometre south of the Giza pyramids. . . . The sarcophagus is painted red, blue and green and bears the name of its owner, Neb Ra Khatow, and ritual incantations to the gods.
The second sarcophagus has a more human form and was found inside the first."
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