Photos: Egyptian Tomb Dating to Age of the Pyramids

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Colorful Embrace

Credit: Photo by Ms. Effy Alexakis, copyright Macquarie University Ancient Cultures Research Centre
A tomb dating back around 4,400 years, to the age when pyramids were built in Egypt, has been recorded in full color. One of the most remarkable images…Read More »

the researchers published is this embrace between the priestess Meretites (at right) and her husband Kahai (at left), a singer in the pharaoh's palace. The tomb was built for them and their children. Very few examples of this face-to-face embrace survive from Egypt's Pyramid Age, and researchers say that it signifies a very special closeness between the two.    Less «
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