The Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiques announced the discovery of valuable ancient gold artifacts at an ancient burial site. During their expedition, Egyptian archeologists found a beautiful collection of gold jewelry aged back to over 3300 years, which consists of a necklace and three rings, including one that features “Bes”, which represents the “God of Fun” according to ancient Egyptian beliefs.

According to the ministry’s statement on December 13, among the recent discoveries was another golden ring that had Egyptian hieroglyphic inscriptions of the name “Sat I Plant Tawi”, which means “Lady of the Earth”, but no one knows to whom it refers. It was undetermined who the burial was for or the reason behind burying this jewelry with them.

Akhetaten, the ancient city where the aforementioned burial is located is currently referred to as “Amarna”, and stands nearly 186 miles south of Cairo. In his quest to change the ancient Egyptian religious beliefs and reinforce the worship of “Aten” the sun disk, Pharaoh Akhenaten built this city and appointed it the Egyptian capital instead of Thebes “Modern-day Luxor”. His infamous son, Tutankhamun eventually revoked all Akhenaten’s renovations after his death and deserted the city.

Anna Stevens, assistant director of the Amarna Project excavations and a lecturer at The Centre for Ancient Cultures at Monash University in Australia sent an email to Live Science saying that further details about the expedition are going to be published shortly by her team.

 

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