CAIRO: A Spanish-Italian archaeological team, excavating in Luxor’s west bank, has unveiled a 3,200 year-old reproduction of the mythical “Tomb of God Osiris” as described by an Egyptian legend, according to a statement by the Antiquities Ministry Friday.
The tomb was discovered in the Valley of the Nobles; a necropolis that houses over 15 excavated tombs of ancient Egyptian high officials and dignitaries, Abdel-Hakim Karar, director of the Upper Egypt Antiquities Department told The Cairo Post Friday.
“The tomb was found inside the unfinished tomb of ‘Kampp -327.’ It is centered on a statue of Osiris who is depicted sitting in a chapel facing a staircase with a 9-meter deep shaft connecting to another room with another 6-meter deep shaft,” said Karar.
According to ancient Egyptian mythology, “Osiris, God of the afterlife, was murdered by his brother Seth, who was the God of disorder and chaos. Seth shut Osiris in a sarcophagus and threw it in the Nile River before the body was discovered by Seth’s sister and Osiris’s wife, Isis, the Egyptian goddess of magic,” former head of the Supreme Council of Antiquities Abdel Halem Nour el-Din told The Cairo Post Saturday.