Archaeologists stunned by chilling discovery – necropolis finally opened after 3,600 years

The discovery took place at the necropolis of Dra’ Abu el-Naga’ located on the West Bank in Egypt, near the Valley of the Kings by archaeologists from the Djehuty Project. The body was found to be adorned with two earrings, two rings and four necklaces including one valuable 74-piece piece made of gems, despite the body being almost 4,000 years old according to the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). The valuable necklace was made up of 74 pieces including amethyst, carnelian and several other gemstones which have yet to be identified.

An amber falcon representing the god of the sky, Horus was the central figure of the necklace with two Egyptian beetles used as amulets.

One of her rings was made of bone while the other was blue glass with a rope band, according to reports.

According to the archaeologists of the Djehuty Project, the body was of a female teenager who died between the ages of 15-16 and was just over five feet tall.

Experts also revealed the body had been looted over time although experts said it had been treated with a certain amount of care.

The coffin was painted white and had a unique inscription of a tree trunk.

Dated between 1580 to 1550 BC, the coffin was found near the burial place of the Ancient Egyptian, Djehuty, who was Overseer of Treasury and of Works during the 18th Dynasty reign of Hatshepsut.

The CSIC had also found dozens of coffins unprotected on the ground which they termed as unusual.

Scientists also discovered a 22-centimetre long clay coffin that was sealed with its original string.

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Inside the coffin, there was a wooden human figure wrapped in four linen cloths tied to its neck and feet.

According to reports, at least three kings from the same Egyptian dynasty have been found at the archaeological site along with their family members.

Away from the discovery in Egypt, archaeologists have discovered what has been identified as the world’s oldest intact shipwreck.

Found in the Black Sea, the shipwreck is thought to be more than 2,400-years-old.

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The ship was found in October 2018 by professor Jon Adams and the Black Sea Maritime Archaeology Project.

Mr Adams said after the find: “A ship surviving intact from the classical world, lying in over 2km of water, is something I would never have believed possible.

“This will change our understanding of shipbuilding and seafaring in the ancient world.”

The vessel was believed to be 23 metres in length and was likely to be from ancient Greece.

Due to its age, the researchers have said they want to leave the vessel where it was discovered.

One piece of the vessel has been used by the University of Southampton for carbon dating.

It was there where it was revealed to be the oldest intact shipwreck ever found.

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