Monday, August 31, 2015

The tomb of Tutankhamun could unravel one of the greatest enigmas of Egypt

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The tomb of Tutankhamun could unravel one of the greatest enigmas of Egypt
Egyptian Tutankhamen's tomb (pharaoh of the eighteenth dynasty), discovered by Howard Carter nearly 100 years ago in the Valley of the Kings, has a secret camera that would reveal one of the great mysteries of ancient Egypt.

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This was stated by The Economist renowned archaeologist at the University of Arizona, Nicholas Reeves, who explained that she could rest lost the remains of Nefertiti, queen of what was the eighteenth dynasty of Egypt after marrying Akhenaten, known as the Mother of 'Pharaoh Niño. Although the camera may be an old warehouse, Reeves says that the false wall has a religious dedibujos series that were used to protect the body of a deceased.

According to historians, the theory of Reeves fits a series of irregularities that have always confused Egyptologists on the famous tomb of Tutankhamen. Including the chamber in which he was buried is very small and only slightly larger than the threshold that gives access to it. So it would be logical that the place had been built for the queen, whose interior would have been more extensive and, later, had been seized earlier store for man's body.

Furthermore, this hypothesis British could explain why there are so many objects in the tomb belonging to other pharaohs of the time and were reused and adapted to the so-called 'Pharaoh Niño. In turn, the hypothesis of Reeves would reveal why the area has an arrangement and orientation can only be used in burials of women. "When you put it all together it seems to fit. It may be that I'm wrong, but is potentially the greatest archaeological discovery has been made on ancient Egypt, "says Reeves.

But not all experts agree. And it is that while some Egyptologists as Kent Weeks, who discovered the largest known until the time tomb in the Valley of the Kings in 1995, claim that it is feasible and easily verifiable by radar, other difficult to believe. Among the skeptics it highlights Velasco, who was not convinced by the theory. "The tomb is so studied that I find it strange that you can discover something new after 100 years. But we must wait, "he adds.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Discover the gateway to the home of Goliath, the biblical city of Gath

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Discover the gateway to the home of Goliath, the biblical city of Gath
Gath was one of the five Philistine cities and certainly the largest and most influential city of the time. An archaeological expedition in the city of Gath, the home of Goliath, directed by Aren Maeir expert, has managed to discover the gateway and various fortifications of the biblical site of Gath, one of the five Philistine cities and certainly the largest city of the time. During the Iron Age, this area became one of the most important Philistine settlements, mentioned in both the Bible and other texts.

The Ackerman Family Bar-Ilan University Expedition along with a team of experts from the universities of Melbourne (Australia), Manitoba (Canada), Brigham Young (USA), Yeshiva (USA), Kansas (USA .), Grand Valley State University of Michigan (USA) and several Korean universities have conducted various excavations in Tel Zafit National Park, located halfway between Jerusalem and Ashkelon in central Israel.

The gate of the city, according to archaeologists, is the largest ever found in Israel and is an incontestable proof of the enormous influence of the city during this period of history. Besides the monumental door, it has also found an impressive wall and several buildings in the vicinity as a temple or a production of iron.

Among the most significant findings include temples dating back to the XI-IX BC , Evidence of an earthquake in the eighth century BC, the first Philistine inscription with two names similar to Goliath or a variety of objects related to the Philistine culture.

The influential city in which Goliath was born was destroyed at the hands of the exercise by Hazael, king of Syria, around 830 BC. According to the Bible in the Old Testament, Goliath was a giant soldier, extremely high (2.9 meters) champion of the Philistine army, which besieged for 40 days the armies of Israel. There he was beaten and injured by David with a simple sling and a stone, dying finally beheaded by his own sword.