By recent archaeological excavations at Abydos (390 km south of Cairo) led scientists to an unexpected discovery: it appears that the Pharaohs were traveling on donkeys, and not in palanquins, as previously thought. The remains of 10 hard-working animals were found in a brick tomb of unknown ruler who lived 5,000 years ago.
As you know, it was the custom of the Egyptians to supply all of the dead, in their view, necessary for a dignified existence in the afterlife. And therefore donkeys and were thus a necessity — a vehicle when translated into the language of today.
The excavations were carried out by American archaeologists from Yale and University of Pennsylvania.
Battery News, 16.03.2004 10:34
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