Some of the Abydos boats in their brick-built graves.

The Abydos Boats: Transporting the Pharaohs Through the Afterlife

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By: Ḏḥwty

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Comments

Half of the ancient Egyptian past will never be unveiled in my personal opinion due to the massive amounts of sand covering the Valley floor. There must be ways to scan below the depths of sand to reveal what lies beneath. There has to be temples and ruins elsewhere and long lost history.

Hey Jason. Scanning has been done actually - on the sphinx and the pyramids anyway. This is how geologists discovered the tunnel complex that ruins beneath the pyramids, natural or man-made is a point of conjecture. I think it's a bit of both. There is also a room deep under the Sphinx that geologists found ages ago but have been denied permission to excavate by the one and only 'Dr.' Hawass. Who knows what's inside that room/box. Probably a time capsule similar to Gobekli Tepi so I'm not surprised Hawass and his cronies don't want it exposed to the world. They are hell bent on sustaining their warped version of Egypt's history to the grave and beyond.

It would be great if more scanning could be done in other regions though. I would expect we would discover more sites inundated with sand or mud. Who knows what's hidden under the sands of Egpyt; and the Sahara for that matter.

Hopefully, in time, we can change things for the better and remove these egotistical baffoons who call themselves experts in Egyptology and get a real account of history happening.

I agree entirely sir !!

What about scanning from satellites? I know they’ve discovered ancient rivers and such so temples and other structures should also be visible. Or so I would think.

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