Why Were Baboons Inscribed on the Walls of This Newly-Discovered Egyptian Tomb?

Japanese and Egyptian archaeologists have unearthed a 3,000-year-old tomb of a Royal scribe in Thebes in Egypt. The tomb belongs to a man named Khonsu, described as “true renowned scribe” and its walls were inscribed with pictures of baboons worshipping the sun god Ra. 

The Tomb Dates Back to the Time of the Ramesside Kings

A group of archaeologists led by Jiro Kondo of Waseda University in Japan unearthed the 3,000-year-old tomb thought to be of a royal Egyptian scribe in the vast necropolis at ancient Thebes. The tomb dates back to the period of the Ramesside Kings, who reigned over Ancient Egypt’s New Kingdom during the 19th and 20th dynasties (from 1292 BC to 1069 BC), according to a statement published by Egypt’s Antiquities Ministry. The Ramesside period, is the later part of the New Kingdom of Egypt, also known as the Egyptian Empire, an illustrious era of ancient

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