Ancient Tomb of Mysterious Man Named Tjt Discovered in Egypt

Archaeologists found an ancient Egyptian burial place coming from a guy called Tjt. Inside the burial place were a number of mummies, consisting of 2 that were put on top of each other.

Credit: Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities

Archeologists in Egypt just recently found a burial place near Aswan, along the Nile River. Hieroglyphic text engraved on the wood casket pieces discovered inside the burial place exposed that it came from a mystical male called Tjt, the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities stated the other day (April 24) in a declaration

Though the owner of the burial place was Tjt alone, its residents were lots of. It concealed lots of mummies, a few of them of children. 2 of the mummies lay on top of one another, implying they might have been a mom and her kid, according to the ministry. The burial place was most likely constructed in between the 6th century B.C. and the 4th century A.D. [Gallery: Amazing Egyptian Discoveries]

There were likewise a range of ancient artifacts spread throughout the burial place, consisting of offering vases and amphorae– high embellished containers with small necks flanked by 2 deals with. Along one wall stood an undamaged stretcher that ancient Egyptians most likely utilized to bring bodies into the burial place. Beside some other mummies were vessels that still included food.

Archaeologists likewise discovered pieces of funerary masks painted in gold and a little statue of the ba-bird. A bird with a human head that represents an individual’s soul, this is a common sign discovered in burials of the time.

Near the chamber’s entryway, sitting beside a light, were products utilized by ancient Egyptians to cover mummies, consisting of vessels of bitumen (asphalt) to maintain bodies and white, unpainted cartonnage. That product includes linen, papyrus and plaster.

The text that discussed Tjt likewise referenced ancient Egyptian gods, consisting of Hapi, the god of the Nile River.

This burial place is simply among about 300 spread around the location of the Mausoleum of the Aga Khan, an imam of the Shia Ismaili Muslims, according to the declaration

Initially released on Live Science