In 1906 CE, a tomb came to light in the hills west of Luxor. On February 15, archaeologists Ernesto Schiaperelli and Arthur Weigall uncovered and opened the hidden burial of Kha and Merit. These middle-class Egyptians, who lived c.1450-1390 BCE, had gone to their afterlife in a well-furnished sepulchre full of items they would need in the next life.
Remarkably, this burial was sealed, intact, since the day it was first closed. Schiaperelli and Weigall stumbled on one of the greatest finds of the day – an undamaged, perfectly preserved burial from the ancient world (a feat not replicated since)….
Objects from Kha and Merit’s Tomb.
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Website: The Tomb of Kha at Deir el Medina online.