This Ancient Egyptian Mega-Tomb is the Largest of its Kind (Video)
Deep beneath the Egyptian desert, a remarkable find has unveiled an intricate tapestry of history and belief. In Saqqara, a new discovery emerges - an extensive burial site, shedding light on an intriguing chapter of the past. Within these cryptic chambers, we encounter statues, not as mere relics but as magical guardians representing Ptah Seker, the deity safeguarding departed souls. Reserved for the elite, these figurines reflect the profound distinctions of a society divided by wealth.
These artifacts also provide a glimpse into the evolution of burial practices during the Late Period. What was once a solemn religious rite gradually transitioned into a thriving industry, with various professionals involved, from carpenters to priests. Each facet of this journey bore financial implications. The magnitude of this revelation becomes apparent as the burial site expands. What initially started as a single coffin now sprawls into a vast necropolis, housing over a hundred coffins. This burial industry reveals a fascinating insight into Saqqara's commercialized afterlife preparation.
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Top image: Ancient Egyptian Mega Tomb. Source: YouTube Screenshot / Smithsonian Channel.