Egyptian secrets of sun worship revealed in new discovery

November 8th, 2010 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI  

Chicago, Nov 8 (ANI): Egyptologist Barry Kemp has said that the artefacts unearthed recently from an ancient burial site in the city of Amarna shed light on the existence of sun worship in ancient Egypt.

The findings indicate that Amarna was a sun-worshipping city, said Kemp.

“Archaeology is a moving frontier. There are always more questions and uncertainties, as is the case in all humanities,” Chicago Maroon quoted him as saying at the Oriental Institute last week.

When Kemp and his colleagues unearthed artifacts from the cemetery, their orientation was towards the sun, characteristic of the city’s unique sun-worshipping religion.

At that time, most cities were polytheistic, but the pharaoh of Amarna established the city in order to exclusively worship the sun god.

Kemp and his team are in the process of creating a topographic model of the excavated city that would be so detailed it would map out where specific bones and torsos are located.

They are also looking to extract and analyze DNA samples from intact teeth. (ANI)

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