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A Spanish-Italian archaeological team, in cooperation with the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities, has made an incredible discovery in the necropolis of Sheikh Abd el-Qurna, on the West Bank at Thebes, Egypt – an enormous ancient reproduction of the mythical Tomb of Osiris as described by Egyptian legend, complete with multiple shafts and chambers. Inside the tomb complex, researchers found a carving of Osiris and a room with a wall relief depicting a demon holding knives.

Entrance to the funerary complex of Osiris. Photo credit: MinProject (Archaeological Mission Canaria-Toscana).

According to the Spanish news agency EFE, the tomb embodies all the features of the tomb of Osiris, as told in ancient Egyptian legends, and is a smaller version of the design of the Osireion, built under Egyptian pharaoh Seti I in the city of Abydos, Luxor. Researchers believe the tomb complex dates back to the 25th dynasty (760 - 656 BC) or 26th dynasty (672 - 525 BC), based on a comparison to similar tombs that contain Osirian elements.

The complex consists of a large hall supported by five pillars. RTVE describes the structure as having a staircase from the north wall of the main room, leading down to the funerary complex, where there is a carving of Osiris, god of the dead, in the middle of a central vaulted temple.

To the west of the central temple is a funerary room with the reliefs of demons holding knives. The leader of the Spanish-Italian team that uncovered the tomb, Dr. María Milagros Álvarez Sosa, told EFE that the demons are there to protect the body of the deceased.

Opposite the statue of Osiris is a staircase with a 29.5 foot (9 meter) shaft leading to another chamber. Inside this chamber is a second shaft that descends 19.6 feet (6 meters) into two more rooms, which are currently full of debris.

“The symbolism of Osiris is very evident here, since all the elements recalling the mythical Osiris tomb are present,” writes Luxor Times Magazine , “a big staircase of 3.5 meter long with a 4 meter high ceiling at the bottom leading to the Netherworld and another one leading directly to the Osiris statue, which is therefore at a higher level and ideally isolated on ‘his island’; the Osiris statue itself; the empty corridor surrounding it which symbolizes the channel of water (see Osireion in Abydos); the expected burial chamber below the statue, thus identifying the deceased with Osiris.”

Sketch showing the outline of the tomb of Osiris. Drawing of the tomb's architecture made by Raffaella Carrera, MinProject (Archaeological Mission Canaria-Toscana).

Part of the tomb was initially discovered by archaeologist Philippe Virey in the 1880s and some attempts were made to sketch out the main structure in the 20 th century. However, it was not until recently that the full extent of the structure was discovered through excavations. The funerary complex will continue to be explored and the chambers cleared of debris in the Autumn of this year.

Alvarez Sosa told EFE that the tomb is of "great importance" because “the burial chambers contain dead who slept their eternal sleep under the god of the dead, Osiris".

According to Egyptian mythology, Osiris, god of the underworld, was killed by Set, god of storms, disorder and violence, who shut Osiris in a coffin and threw it in the Nile river. After his body was recovered by Isis, Set tore his body into pieces and threw them back into the river. Isis collected all the pieces and bandaged the body together. This form of Osiris traveled to the underworld in a boat and became god of the dead.

The only body part Isis could not locate was the phallus, as it had been eaten by catfish. Isis created a golden phallus and briefly brought Osiris back to life with a spell, which gave her enough time to become pregnant by Osiris before he returned to death. Isis later gave birth to Horus, who became seen as a representation of new beginnings and the destroyer of the evil Set.

Featured image: Inside the replica of the tomb dedicated to the god Osiris. Photo credit: MinProject (Archaeological Mission Canaria-Toscana).


    A Spanish-Italian archaeological team says it has discovered an ancient replica of the tomb associated with Osiris, the god of the dead, in Egypt's Sheikh Abd El-Qurna necropolis. The multi-level structure is thought to have been built sometime between 750 B.C. and 525 B.C. (25th or 26th Dynasty), based in part on its architectural similarity to the Osiris tomb at the Temple of Seti I in Abydos, also known as the Osireion.

    The find was announced this week by the Egyptian Antiquities Ministry and the Min Project, a venture involving Spanish and Italian archaeologists. The tomb complex is said to include a large hall supported by five pillars, with a staircase leading down to a central temple with a carving of Osiris. A funerary chamber to the west of the temple reportedly features reliefs of guardian demons brandishing knives. Still more passageways go tens of meters (yards) farther underground, and the bottom two chambers are still filled with debris. For more about the discovery, check out the accounts from Ancient Origins and Luxor Times Magazine, as well as a Spanish-language report from the EFE news service.


    Tombs of Osiris, God of The Dead, And Unknown Queen Unearthed in Egypt

    Working in the Theban Necropolis - a vast conglomerate of ancient tombs and mortuary temples that faced the ancient Egyptian city Thebes (modern Luxor) - archaeologists have uncovered an ancient tomb on the west bank of the Nile, made in the likeness of the the mythical Tomb of Osiris.

    The tomb was found in Abydos, one of the oldest cities of Egypt, in the necropolis of Sheikh Abd el-Qurna, which contains the largest concentration of private tombs in the Theban Necropolis complex. This is where all of the highest ranking officials, priests and nobility were buried during the New Kingdom of Egypt - a period of history that spanned the 16th century BC right up to the 11th century BC, ruled by the 18th, 19th and 20th Dynasties of Egypt.

    Part of the tomb was discovered by Philippe Virey back in 1887 but it was never described or published. So a team of Spanish and Italian archaeologists led by María Milagros Álvarez Sosa of the Min Project have set themselves the task of excavating its many chambers and shafts this year. From what they’ve discovered so far, they report that the tomb has been modelled on descriptions of the enormous Tomb of Osiris, an important component of ancient Egyptian legend.

    According to April Holloway at Ancient Origins, the archaeologists believe the tomb dates back to either the 25th dynasty of Egypt (760 - 656 BC) or the 26th dynasty (672 - 525 BC), "based on a comparison to similar tombs that contain Osireon elements”. The most famous example is the tomb of Orisis, called the Osireon, built into Seti I's own funeral complex.

    Osiris is the ancient Egyptian god of the dead, the afterlife, and the underworld. He was usually depicted as having bright, emerald-green skin, a pharaoh’s beard, a crown adorned by two resplendent ostrich feathers and his legs wrapped up like a mummy. He typically holds a crook and flail - symbolic attributes that referred to kingship and the land, respectively.

    Legend of Osiris was played out annually by the ancient Egyptians as a Passion Play, which recounts his death and rebirth. It was believed that he drowned in the Nile, and in some versions, was cut into 14 pieces by his brother Set, the ancient Egyptian god of storms, disorder, violence, and foreigners. The pieces were put back together by Isis, the patroness of nature and magic, over a 12-day period, except for his phallus, which was lost.

    Osiris’s body was transported to his tomb by boat while Isis fashioned a replacement phallus made from gold. Imbued with magic, this object brought Osiris back from the dead long enough to impregnate Isis with a child that would become Horus, the falcon-headed deity associated with king and kingship.

    “The symbolism of Osiris is very evident here, since all the elements recalling the mythical Osiris tomb are present,” writes the Luxor Times Magazine blog. “A big staircase of 3.5 metres long with a 4-metre-high ceiling at the bottom leading to the Netherworld and another one leading directly to the Osiris statue, which is therefore at a higher level and ideally isolated on ‘his island’ the Osiris statue itself the empty corridor surrounding it which symbolises the channel of water the expected burial chamber below the statue, thus identifying the deceased with Osiris.”

    In the funerary room stands carved reliefs of demons holding knives. According to Ancient Origins, Alvarez Sosa says that they were there to protect the body of the dead in the afterlife.

    Credit: Matjaz Kacicnik / Min Project

    Also announced today, a separate team of archaeologists have discovered the tomb of a previously unknown Egyptian queen, now believed to be the wife of the pharaoh Neferefre, who ruled 4,500 years ago. According to a report by AFP, this tomb was discovered in Abu Sir, which is an extensive necropolis built in the vicinity of the modern Egyptian capital of Cairo. Located here were several pyramids dedicated to pharaohs of the Fifth Dynasty, including Neferefre.

    Speaking with the press, Egyptian antiquities minister, Mamdouh al-Damaty, said the queen's name has been identified as Khentakawess III, thanks to inscriptions on the walls of her tomb. Al-Damaty said that for the "first time, we have discovered the name of this queen who had been unknown before the discovery of her tomb".

    "This discovery will help us shed light on certain unknown aspects of the Fifth Dynasty, which along with the Fourth Dynasty, witnessed the construction of the first pyramids," he added.


    Archeologists Find Mythical Tomb of Osiris (God of the Dead) in Egypt

    Every culture has its legends and its myths. Most of us are familiar with the legend of King Arthur, the greatest king in British legends, and his queen Guinevere. Likewise, the mythology surrounding Osiris is one of the most prominent tales to come out of Egypt. Osiris is the ancient Egyptian god of the dead and the ruler of the underworld. As is true of many religions, the myths surrounding this figure are complex and varied. He was the god of immortality he was supposed to judge the dead, only allowing the morally worth into his afterlife he was seen as a god of regeneration and rebirth, and he held a number of other roles that varied according to the cult.

    But regardless of how he was seen, he was widely regarded as one of the more powerful Gods. And now, archaeologists have discovered an ancient tomb that appears to be directly modeled according to the mythical Tomb of Osiris. This find was made by a Spanish-Italian archaeological team, in cooperation with the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities.

    This tomb was described by Egyptian lore in the necropolis of Sheikh Abd el-Qurna, a funerary complex that is part of the Deir el-Bahari (the Northern Monastery) that is located on the West Bank at Thebes. The tomb was initially uncovered back in 1887 by Philippe Virey. And in the 20th century there were some cursory efforts to map the main structure however, Tomb Kampp -327, which you can see marked in red below, was never outlined.

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    The newly identified Osiris complex includes a shaft that connects to multiple chambers that hold a number of interesting artifacts. One such area has a wall relief that shows a series of demons holding knives, which were placed there in order to protect the bodies of the dead. Another chamber (the central vaulted chapel) has an emerald skinned deity sitting and facing a staircase with a 29.5-foot (9-meter) shaft in it. The shaft connects to another room with a second shaft that goes down for 19.6 feet (6 meters) into two rooms. It’s a little bit like a maze, as you can see below.

    The exact date of this structure’s creation is not known however, researchers believe the tomb complex dates back to the 25th dynasty (760 – 656 BC) or 26th dynasty (672 – 525 BC), based on a comparison to similar tombs that contain Osirian elements.

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    New Mythical Osiris Tomb Discovered in Egypt Is Identical To That In Luxor And Mythology

    The tomb complex contains multiple shafts and chambers, a carving of Osiris and a room with a wall relief depicting a demon holding knives as described by Egyptian legend.

    A Spanish-Italo-Egyptian archaeological team, has made an incredible discovery in the necropolis of Sheikh Abd el-Qurna, Egypt.

    They have indeed unearthed an enormous ancient reproduction of the mythical Tomb of Osiris, complete as shown in the following graph:

    The necropolis contains all important features the features of the tomb of Osiris. Researchers believe the tomb complex dates back to the 25th dynasty (760 – 656 BC) or 26th dynasty (672 – 525 BC), based on a comparison to similar tombs that contain Osirian elements.

    The tomb complex consists of a large hall supported by five pillars. A staircase leads from the north wall of the main room down to the funerary complex, where a statue of Osiris, Egyptian god of the dead, sits in the middle of a central vaulted temple.

    To the west of the central temple is a funerary room with the reliefs of demons holding knives. Demons are there to protect the body of the deceased.

    Opposite the statue of Osiris is a staircase with a 29.5 foot (9 meter) shaft leading to another chamber. Inside this chamber is a second shaft that descends 19.6 feet (6 meters) into two more rooms, which are currently full of debris.

    This is the exact but ancient reporduction of the mythical Tomb of Osiris at Luxor, but in Sheikh Abd el-Gourna, inside the unpublished tomb of Kampp -327-f.

    Archeological discovery of Osiris tomb complex

    Part of the tomb was initially discovered by archaeologist Philippe Virey in the 1880s and some attempts were made to sketch out the main structure in the 20th century. However, it was not until recently that the full extent of the structure was discovered through excavations. The funerary complex will continue to be explored and the chambers cleared of debris in the Autumn of this year.

    Legend of Osiris

    According to Egyptian mythology, Osiris, god of the underworld, was killed by Set, god of storms, disorder and violence, who shut Osiris in a coffin and threw it in the Nile river. After his body was recovered by Isis, Set tore his body into pieces and threw them back into the river. Isis collected all the pieces and bandaged the body together. This form of Osiris traveled to the underworld in a boat and became god of the dead.

    The only body part Isis could not locate was the phallus, as it had been eaten by catfish. Isis created a golden phallus and briefly brought Osiris back to life with a spell, which gave her enough time to become pregnant by Osiris before he returned to death. Isis later gave birth to Horus, who became seen as a representation of new beginnings and the destroyer of the evil Set.

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    Tomb Of Osiris Discovered By Egyptologists

    Archaeologists discover the Tomb of Osiris in the ancient cemetery grounds of Necropolis, located off of Egypt’s West Bank of Thebes. The underground tunnel is complete with a labyrinth of shafts and chambers.

    So far, researchers, have uncovered multiple carvings of Osiris, whom ancient Egyptians worshipped as the god of the afterlife. According to the Spanish news agency EFE, the tomb is a smaller version of the Osireion, which was discovered in 1902 and believed to have been constructed in the city of Abydos during the reign of Pharaoh Seti.

    Researchers believe the Tomb of Osiris was erected during the 25th dynasty, which puts its construction anywhere from 760 BC to 656 BC.

    The Tomb of Osiris’ discovery includes a large main hall held in place by five massive pillars and a staircase leading to an underground funeral room. There is also a second staircase with a 30 feet shaft that descends into two additional rooms, which are currently inaccessible due to debris. The center of the vault also includes a carving of Osiris.

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    This actually isn’t the first time the tomb was uncovered. It was partially discovered back in the 1880s by archaeologist Philippe Virey. Some attempts were also made to map the main portion of the tomb in the 20th century. However, it’s not until now that the structure has been made fully accessible through extensive excavations. Since the tomb is a burial chamber, bodies (or mummies) are expected to be discovered.

    In Egypt mythology, Osiris is the deity of the underworld who was killed by the god Set, who is the god of storms. Upon the death of Osiris, the body was sealed in a coffin and thrown into the Nile River. The body was later recovered by the goddess Isis but was soon cut into pieces and thrown back into the river by Set. Isis, though, recovered the individual body parts and bandaged them together. From thereafter, Osiris became the god of the dead and is often depicted as a boats man ferrying the dead to their destination for the afterlife.

    The Tomb of Osiris’ discovery has prompted plans for excavations that are expected to be carried out through fall. Whatever they find will surly shed more insight into one of the world’s most fascinating ancient civilizations.


    ARCHEOLOGISTS DISCOVER MYTHICAL TOMB OF OSIRIS, GOD OF THE DEAD, IN EGYPT

    A Spanish-Italian archaeological team, in cooperation with the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities, has made an incredible discovery in the necropolis of Sheikh Abd el-Qurna, on the West Bank at Thebes, Egypt – an enormous ancient reproduction of the mythical Tomb of Osiris as described by Egyptian legend, complete with multiple shafts and chambers. Inside the tomb complex, researchers found a carving of Osiris and a room with a wall relief depicting a demon holding knives.

    Entrance to the funerary complex of Osiris. Photo credit: MinProject (Archaeological Mission Canaria-Toscana).

    According to the Spanish news agency EFE, the tomb embodies all the features of the tomb of Osiris, as told in ancient Egyptian legends, and is a smaller version of the design of the Osireion, built under Egyptian pharaoh Seti I in the city of Abydos, Luxor. Researchers believe the tomb complex dates back to the 25th dynasty (760 – 656 BC) or 26th dynasty (672 – 525 BC), based on a comparison to similar tombs that contain Osirian elements.

    The complex consists of a large hall supported by five pillars. RTVE describes the structure as having a staircase from the north wall of the main room, leading down to the funerary complex, where there is a carving of Osiris, god of the dead, in the middle of a central vaulted temple.

    To the west of the central temple is a funerary room with the reliefs of demons holding knives. The leader of the Spanish-Italian team that uncovered the tomb, Dr. María Milagros Álvarez Sosa, told EFE that the demons are there to protect the body of the deceased.

    Opposite the statue of Osiris is a staircase with a 29.5 foot (9 meter) shaft leading to another chamber. Inside this chamber is a second shaft that descends 19.6 feet (6 meters) into two more rooms, which are currently full of debris.

    “The symbolism of Osiris is very evident here, since all the elements recalling the mythical Osiris tomb are present,” writes Luxor Times Magazine, “a big staircase of 3.5 meter long with a 4 meter high ceiling at the bottom leading to the Netherworld and another one leading directly to the Osiris statue, which is therefore at a higher level and ideally isolated on ‘his island’ the Osiris statue itself the empty corridor surrounding it which symbolizes the channel of water (see Osireion in Abydos) the expected burial chamber below the statue, thus identifying the deceased with Osiris.”

    Sketch showing the outline of the tomb of Osiris. Drawing of the tomb’s architecture made by Raffaella Carrera,MinProject (Archaeological Mission Canaria-Toscana).

    Part of the tomb was initially discovered by archaeologist Philippe Virey in the 1880s and some attempts were made to sketch out the main structure in the 20 th century. However, it was not until recently that the full extent of the structure was discovered through excavations. The funerary complex will continue to be explored and the chambers cleared of debris in the Autumn of this year.

    Alvarez Sosa told EFE that the tomb is of “great importance” because “the burial chambers contain dead who slept their eternal sleep under the god of the dead, Osiris”.

    According to Egyptian mythology, Osiris, god of the underworld, was killed by Set, god of storms, disorder and violence, who shut Osiris in a coffin and threw it in the Nile river. After his body was recovered by Isis, Set tore his body into pieces and threw them back into the river. Isis collected all the pieces and bandaged the body together. This form of Osiris traveled to the underworld in a boat and became god of the dead.

    The only body part Isis could not locate was the phallus, as it had been eaten by catfish. Isis created a golden phallus and briefly brought Osiris back to life with a spell, which gave her enough time to become pregnant by Osiris before he returned to death. Isis later gave birth to Horus, who became seen as a representation of new beginnings and the destroyer of the evil Set.

    Featured image: Inside the replica of the tomb dedicated to the god Osiris. Photo credit: MinProject(Archaeological Mission Canaria-Toscana).


    ARCHEOLOGISTS DISCOVER MYTHICAL TOMB OF OSIRIS, GOD OF THE DEAD, IN EGYPT

    A Spanish-Italian archaeological team, in cooperation with the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities, has made an incredible discovery in the necropolis of Sheikh Abd el-Qurna, on the West Bank at Thebes, Egypt – an enormous ancient reproduction of the mythical Tomb of Osiris as described by Egyptian legend, complete with multiple shafts and chambers. Inside the tomb complex, researchers found a carving of Osiris and a room with a wall relief depicting a demon holding knives.

    Entrance to the funerary complex of Osiris. Photo credit: MinProject (Archaeological Mission Canaria-Toscana).

    According to the Spanish news agency EFE, the tomb embodies all the features of the tomb of Osiris, as told in ancient Egyptian legends, and is a smaller version of the design of the Osireion, built under Egyptian pharaoh Seti I in the city of Abydos, Luxor. Researchers believe the tomb complex dates back to the 25th dynasty (760 – 656 BC) or 26th dynasty (672 – 525 BC), based on a comparison to similar tombs that contain Osirian elements.

    The complex consists of a large hall supported by five pillars. RTVE describes the structure as having a staircase from the north wall of the main room, leading down to the funerary complex, where there is a carving of Osiris, god of the dead, in the middle of a central vaulted temple.

    To the west of the central temple is a funerary room with the reliefs of demons holding knives. The leader of the Spanish-Italian team that uncovered the tomb, Dr. María Milagros Álvarez Sosa, told EFE that the demons are there to protect the body of the deceased.

    Opposite the statue of Osiris is a staircase with a 29.5 foot (9 meter) shaft leading to another chamber. Inside this chamber is a second shaft that descends 19.6 feet (6 meters) into two more rooms, which are currently full of debris.

    “The symbolism of Osiris is very evident here, since all the elements recalling the mythical Osiris tomb are present,” writes Luxor Times Magazine, “a big staircase of 3.5 meter long with a 4 meter high ceiling at the bottom leading to the Netherworld and another one leading directly to the Osiris statue, which is therefore at a higher level and ideally isolated on ‘his island’ the Osiris statue itself the empty corridor surrounding it which symbolizes the channel of water (see Osireion in Abydos) the expected burial chamber below the statue, thus identifying the deceased with Osiris.”

    Sketch showing the outline of the tomb of Osiris. Drawing of the tomb’s architecture made by Raffaella Carrera,MinProject (Archaeological Mission Canaria-Toscana).

    Part of the tomb was initially discovered by archaeologist Philippe Virey in the 1880s and some attempts were made to sketch out the main structure in the 20 th century. However, it was not until recently that the full extent of the structure was discovered through excavations. The funerary complex will continue to be explored and the chambers cleared of debris in the Autumn of this year.

    Alvarez Sosa told EFE that the tomb is of “great importance” because “the burial chambers contain dead who slept their eternal sleep under the god of the dead, Osiris”.

    According to Egyptian mythology, Osiris, god of the underworld, was killed by Set, god of storms, disorder and violence, who shut Osiris in a coffin and threw it in the Nile river. After his body was recovered by Isis, Set tore his body into pieces and threw them back into the river. Isis collected all the pieces and bandaged the body together. This form of Osiris traveled to the underworld in a boat and became god of the dead.

    The only body part Isis could not locate was the phallus, as it had been eaten by catfish. Isis created a golden phallus and briefly brought Osiris back to life with a spell, which gave her enough time to become pregnant by Osiris before he returned to death. Isis later gave birth to Horus, who became seen as a representation of new beginnings and the destroyer of the evil Set.

    Featured image: Inside the replica of the tomb dedicated to the god Osiris. Photo credit: MinProject (Archaeological Mission Canaria-Toscana).


    Archeologists discover Mythical Tomb of Osiris, God of the Dead, in Egypt

    A Spanish-Italian archaeological team, in cooperation with the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities, has made an incredible discovery in the necropolis of Sheikh Abd el-Qurna, on the West Bank at Thebes, Egypt – an enormous ancient reproduction of the mythical Tomb of Osiris as described by Egyptian legend, complete with multiple shafts and chambers. Inside the tomb complex, researchers found a carving of Osiris and a room with a wall relief depicting a demon holding knives.

    According to the Spanish news agency EFE, the tomb embodies all the features of the tomb of Osiris, as told in ancient Egyptian legends, and is a smaller version of the design of the Osireion, built under Egyptian pharaoh Seti I in the city of Abydos, Luxor. Researchers believe the tomb complex dates back to the 25th dynasty (760 – 656 BC) or 26th dynasty (672 – 525 BC), based on a comparison to similar tombs that contain Osirian elements.

    The complex consists of a large hall supported by five pillars. RTVE describes the structure as having a staircase from the north wall of the main room, leading down to the funerary complex, where there is a carving of Osiris, god of the dead, in the middle of a central vaulted temple.

    To the west of the central temple is a funerary room with the reliefs of demons holding knives. The leader of the Spanish-Italian team that uncovered the tomb, Dr. María Milagros Álvarez Sosa, told EFE that the demons are there to protect the body of the deceased.

    Opposite the statue of Osiris is a staircase with a 29.5 foot (9 meter) shaft leading to another chamber. Inside this chamber is a second shaft that descends 19.6 feet (6 meters) into two more rooms, which are currently full of debris.

    “The symbolism of Osiris is very evident here, since all the elements recalling the mythical Osiris tomb are present,” writes Luxor Times Magazine, “a big staircase of 3.5 meter long with a 4 meter high ceiling at the bottom leading to the Netherworld and another one leading directly to the Osiris statue, which is therefore at a higher level and ideally isolated on ‘his island’ the Osiris statue itself the empty corridor surrounding it which symbolizes the channel of water (see Osireion in Abydos) the expected burial chamber below the statue, thus identifying the deceased with Osiris.”

    Part of the tomb was initially discovered by archaeologist Philippe Virey in the 1880s and some attempts were made to sketch out the main structure in the 20th century. However, it was not until recently that the full extent of the structure was discovered through excavations. The funerary complex will continue to be explored and the chambers cleared of debris in the Autumn of this year.


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