Saturday, February 11, 2006

New Tomb Found In Egypt


The 3,000-year-old face of a woman -- her eyes lined in black kohl -- stared out from a sarcophagus funerary mask through the freshly unsealed door of a tomb.

The five mummies inside -- possibly members of a pharaoh's court -- are already celebrities amid archaeologists' excitement over the first tomb discovered in Egypt's Valley of the Kings since that of King Tut more than 80 years ago.

Egyptian authorities gave the world a first peek at the treasures Friday, which were discovered by a team of American archaeologists while working on the neighboring tomb of Amenmeses, a late 19th Dynasty pharaoh.

Very cool!

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