Egyptian Tomb’s Door To Afterlife Unearthed

April 3rd, 2010 - 7:27 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work  

April 3, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The archaeologists in the area of Luxor have discovered a 3,500-year-old false door. It belonged to the last resting place of a Pharaonic representative. This was announced by the antiquities establishment of Egypt.

The red granite door was constructed in order to make available a passageway for the spirit to the life after death. It belonged to the tomb of User, a distinguished representative of Queen Hatshepsut.

This door was unearthed in close proximity to the temple of Karnak. The door is 1.75 meters tall and the door is 1 metre wide. The declaration of the antiquities establishment voiced that it had been covered up with sacred transcripts

The ministry referenced that Mansour Boraik was the individual who led and managed the Egyptian undertaking of the excavation. Boraik has articulated that the false door was detached from User’s last resting place during the Roman age. It was used again in the wall of a construction formerly discovered by the mission.

User took office in the fifth year of the supremacy of Queen Hatshepsut, who governed in the 15th century BC and constructed a mortuary temple near Luxor in southern Egypt.

User occupied the post of vizier for 20 years. He had also obtained the titles of prince and mayor of the city, in line with the writings. He may have acquired his position from his father.
Viziers in ancient Egypt were potent bureaucrats who were responsible for the everyday functioning of the kingdom’s multifarious officialdom.

As an evidence of his importance, User had his tomb on the west bank of the Nile in Luxor. This was the place where regal kings and queens were also buried. A chapel devoted to him has also been revealed further south in the hills in close proximity to Aswan.

The stone itself was located a long way from its tomb. It had actually been extracted from the grave and then integrated with the wall of a Roman-era edifice more than 1,000 years later.

False doors were positioned in the west walls of tombs or the last resting places and were opposite offering tables in which foodstuffs and potions were left behind for the spirit of the departed.

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