Graves in Egypt (Exodus 14:11)

Already in 2017 there have been 3 major archeological finds in Egypt.  The two tombs are from the New Kingdom period -1500 to -1000.  This is of interest to me because I have been arguing that it was during this time that several waves of Western Semites departed from Egypt, giving rise to biblical stories about the Exodus.

This article summarizes this week’s announcement:

Egyptian archaeologists have unearthed the tomb of a nobleman from more than 3,000 years ago, the latest in a series of major discoveries of ancient relics that Egypt hopes will revive a tourist business that has been hit by political instability. The archeologists recovered six sarcophagi containing mummies and 1,050 artifacts, including funeral masks, dozens of ceramic items and several hundreds of ritual figurines called ushabti.

The death fault was discovered near the famous Valley of the Kings in the Draa Abul Nagaa necropolis.

There is a video and more pictures here.


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