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News: Ruins of 7,000-year-old city found in Egypt oasis
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Life and Death at the Dawn of Egyptian Civilization - Human Sacrifice

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« on: June 11, 2007, 06:26:12 pm »







FROM HERE TO ETERNETY

Photograph by Kenneth Garrett

Archaeologist GŁnter Dreyer surveys what five years of excavation have revealed: the 4,700-year-old tomb of Khasekhemwy, last ruler of the 2nd dynasty. In the distance a wadi, or canyon, in the desert plateau was probably regarded as an entrance to the realm of the dead. "Tombs were just through-stations on the way there," says Dreyer. In the corner of Khasekhemwy's tomb pit a ramp rises in the direction of the wadi, offering the deceased king a perpetual path to the hereafter.

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