Monday, April 3, 2017

Cool Archeaology: Massive Statue of Ancient Egyptian Pharaoh Found in Cairo

We love archaeology and there was just a big find in the slums of Cairo, Egypt that dates back about 3,000 years!

Cool Archaeology: Massive Statue of Ancient Egyptian Pharaoh Found in Cairo

A massive statue of an ancient Egyptian Pharaoh was found this month submerged in groundwater in a working-class neighborhood of Cairo. The unearthed pieces are made of quartzite and could be upwards of 3,000 years old.

What was first believed to be a depiction of Pharaoh Ramses II is now more likely thought to be King Psammetich I, who ruled Egypt from 664 to 610 BC, according to Egyptian antiquities officials. The biggest clue pointing to the statue's true identity was the discovery of an inscription on it that read "Nebaa," a name closely linked to Psammetich I.

The statue's other characteristics led archaeologists to believe that the artifact came from Egypt's Late Period. If true, researchers believe it would be the largest statue from the Late Period ever discovered.

The 26-foot statue is made of quartzite. Other fragments of the statue will need to be studied to confirm the identity with certainty.

An Egyptian girl walks past the head of a statue at the site of a new discovery.

Archaeologists from Egypt and Germany have discovered the remains of an ancient Egyptian statue they believe could depict one of history's most famous rulers. "We found the bust of the statue and the lower part of the head and now we removed the head and we found the crown and the right ear and a fragment of the right eye," Khaled al-Anani, Egypt's antiquities minister, told Reuters.

 The discovery was made by a joint effort between Egypt's Ministry of Antiquities and researchers from the University of Leipzig. 

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

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We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next