The plundering of the tombs was spread in ancient times


16/05/2012

Researchers from the Mummy Project-Fatebenefratelli hospital in Milan, Italy, found that one of the priests Ming, the ancient Egyptian god of the phallus and abundance, perhaps, to give some sex benefits to their male fans, but offers little protection in the afterlife in Akhmim, Ankhpakhered does not rested peacefully in his beautifully painted sarcophagus.

"We’ve found that does not contain a mummy sarcophagus of the priest, and the remains of a completely different person, dating back to between 400 and 100 years before our era," says Egyptologist Sabina Melgora.

According to the researchers, the discovery may indicate the development of plundering tombs more than 2,000 years ago. Relatives of the mysterious man lying instead of a priest, and stole a beautiful sarcophagus, which belongs to the period between 22nd 23rd Dynasty (ca. 945-715 BC), to ensure their loved relative or friend a proper burial and a good afterlife.

"This is - just a hypothesis. However, it’s probably been a fairly common practice, especially during periods of economic and political crisis, when the cemetery was left without any supervision," said a inervyu Discovery News - Melgora, co-director Mummy Project with Luca Bernardo idirektorbolnitsy Maternal and Child Unit Operations at the Fatebenefratelli.

Original: Livescience.com


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