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Western fascination with ancient Egyptian history dates back to the late 18th century when Napoleon’s army invaded Egypt. The rule of Western powers, first France and then England, opened the doors to Egyptologists who saw the country as a treasure trove of historical data that was sitting under the sand, waiting to be discovered.
European archaeologists were buoyed by the discovery of the Rosetta Stone which became the key to the ability of scholars of Egyptian history to read ancient hieroglyphs – the script of ancient Egyptians which had remained undecipherable for thousands of years.
Historians and archaeologists have been obsessed by Egyptian sites and artifacts for hundreds of years. They are fascinated by the vast scientific knowledge of the ancient Egyptians as expressed in the pyramids, burial chambers and other advanced structures that the Egyptians created – building methods which are not fully understood even today.
The Egyptians were one of the first civilizations to create a complex spirituality which influenced many other societies of that era and remains mysterious even to this day.
Some of the earliest Egyptian archaeological discoveries included the Great Temple of Ramesses II at Abu Simbel and a life-size Sarcophagus of Pharoah Seti I of the 19th century in the Valley of the Kings. One of the most noteworthy of the 19th century finds was the mummy cache at Deir el-Bahri where the mummy of Seti I was found.
The world was electrified when the tomb of Nefertari was discovered in 1904 where the antechamber is decorated with paintings based on the Book of the Dead and the walls feature representations of the gods Osiris and Anubis. Little, however, can compare to the 1923 discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun which contained vast amounts of gold and luxury items including food, wine, trumpets, archery bows, a face mask and a gold coffin.
King Tut, as he is known today, wasn’t an especially important or powerful king but his tomb was the first – and to date, the only – tomb to have been found intact which gave researchers information about the culture, religion and life of Tut’s era which they might never have known of otherwise.
The opening of Tut’s tomb gave rise to rumors of the “curse of the mummy”, an ancient curse that, as legend relates, brings down bad luck on anyone who disturbs the mummy of an ancient Egyptian. Some researchers scoff at such “nonsense” but antidotal stories abound of people who experienced mysterious maladies and accidents after ignoring warnings of the consequences of disturbing the ancient Egyptian dead.
Regardless, exploration of Egypt’s past continues to today as scholars and adventurers carry on with new excavations.
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