Articles about tomb
Home to the site of the worlds greatest Egyptology discovery, The Tomb of Tutankhamun, Thebes was used from 1550 BC as the new burial sites for Egypts soveriegns, having abandoned the use of Pyramids both due to the evolvement of religious concepts and as protection from tomb robbers.
In 1850, a modest employee at the Louvre gallery in Paris, arrived in Egypt charged with the acquisition of Coptic manuscripts. This was Auguste Mariette. An acute observer and an expert on ancient texts, on his own initiative he organised digs at Memphis, between Saqqara and Abusir,...
One of the most striking images to depict Ancient Egypt and one of the 7 Wonders of the World, Giza's Plateau near Cairo with it's 3 Pyramids and great statue of The Sphinx is a true feat of human engineering especially considering the fact its construction took place some 4,500 years ago.