Ancient tombs predating egypt
To that end, archaeologists have been able to analyse a fascinating tomb found in this region (east of the Nile River), and the female occupant was found to be buried with both Egyptian and Nubian influences.
According to the researcher team (from both UC Santa Barbara and Purdue University), this buried woman in question demonstrates the historical ambit of ‘cultural entanglement’.
In fact, the burial ground was located in the village of Tombos (in northern Sudan), and it dates from around 1500 BC, the very same time frame when ancient Egyptians under the New Kingdom conquered most of Nubia.
As Stuart Tyson Smith, a professor of archaeology and chair of the Department of Anthropology at UC Santa Barbara, made it clear – You get this really interesting entangled culture blending different elements in really different ways, but also there seems to be a lot of individual choice involved.
Shortly after he excavated the tomb of Horemheb (KV 57) which he assumed was also the tomb of Tutankhamun.
In his book detailing his findings ("The Tombs of Harmhabi and Touatankhamanou") he famously states "I fear that the Valley of Kings is now exhausted". Howard Carter was employed by Lord Carnarvon to search the area for any remaining tombs, but he did not narrow his search to the Tomb of Tutankhamun until he was running out of time.
"This tomb was known from the outside, but we have never been inside," he said during a press conference with reporters.
In fact, this ancient African Nubian kingdom’s sway over its northern neighbor lasted for almost a century before another foreign power in the form the mighty Assyrians toppled their Egyptian dominions.
Items could be divided into two classes: have a long history as funerary items for tombs.
They first appear in the Middle Kingdom about 2100 BCE, replacing the servant statuettes that were common in tombs of the Old Kingdom.
Carnarvon had made it clear that he would only fund one more year of excavations when Carter struck gold with his discovery of the tomb in 1922.
The tomb of Tutankhamun was one of the smaller tombs of the Valley of the Kings as Tutankhamun was a fairly minor king who had a very short reign.
Search for ancient tombs predating egypt:
Entering a tomb near the famed Valley of the Kings for the first time, a team of Egyptian archaeologists has made what they are labelling an "important discovery." Several mummies, 10 wooden sarcophagi, and more than 1,000 funerary statues were discovered inside a 3,500-year-old tomb.