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Saturday, August 22, 2009

Pierre Montet's Discovery of the Tombs at Tanis

Just about everyone is familiar with the discovery of King Tutankhamun's tomb in the Valley of the Kings. But did you know that there was an equally, if not more, amazing discovery made in Egypt in 1939 by a French archaeologist by the name of Pierre Montet? This discovery would have enthralled the world, much like Tut's tomb did, had it not been overshadowed by the outbreak of World War II. Pierre Montet had uncovered not one, but three royal tombs at the lost city of Tanis and hardly anyone noticed. Read More about the Discovery of the Tombs at Tanis

1 Comment:

BBE said...

Thanks for pointing this out and the Bosnian pyramids, it is a great way for us amateur history enthusiasts to find out about the non mainstream historical discoveries.


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