God of the Dead: Ancient Egyptian Tomb Discovered by Archaeologists

Along with the assistance of the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities, an archaeological team recently made a phenomenal discovery.

Located in Qurna, Egypt, in the Al-Gorna necropolis, the Spanish-Italian researchers unearthed an ancient reproduction of the fabled Tomb of Osiris, the God of the Dead. Egyptian mythology reveals that Osiris was god of the underworld. He was the brother/husband of Isis, father of Horus, and the brother of Seth and Nepthys.

The burial complex, which was constructed during the 25th dynasty (760 – 656 BC) or 26th dynasty (672 – 525 BC),  is complete with numerous chambers and shafts. Archaeologists found a carving of Osiris within the tomb complex, as well as a room with a wall representing a demon wielding knives.

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The story of Osiris is one of Egypt’s most primeval stores, and as such its origins are unclear. However, myths state that Osirus was murdered by his brother Seth, god of storms, disorder and violence. Osiris’ corpse was then torn into more than a dozen pieces and scattered across Egypt. That’s when the winged goddess Isis found 13 of the 14 parts and gave them a burial.

Due to her actions, she was able to bring Osiris back to life, making him the ruler of the underworld.

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According to the Spanish news agency EFE, via the website SunnySkyz, “the tomb embodies all the features of the tomb of Osiris, as told in ancient Egyptian legends, and is a smaller version of the design of the Osireion, built under Egyptian pharaoh Seti I  in the city of Abydos, Luxor.”

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