The discovery of a secret tunnel beneath the tomb of Pharaoh Seti I in Egypt

 
Tomb of pharaoh Seti I is located at Abydos, egypt. Located at 11 kilometers (6.8 mi) west of the river Daniel, in degrees 26 ° 10 'n, near the town of el-el'araba madfuna and al-balyana.

At this funeral researchers managed to find a secret tunnel. Dr.hawass believe that the tunnel construction began in the reign of the pharaoh's 15-year (1294-1279 sm), but after a tomb on top of that is complete. Work was stopped when Seti I die.

Tomb of pharaoh Seti I, which is located in the valley of the kings, was first found by an archaeologist Giovanni belzoni in 1817.
dr.hawass that the team finally managed to completely dig tunnels Seti I, who had to stop after 174 meters. During the excavation team found many fragments of pottery dating shabtis and the dynasty-18 (1569-1315 sm), cartouches limestone of Seti I, and the model of a small boat made ​​of faience. When the stairs were cleaned team found that three of the steps are decorated with red graffiti.
When Dr. Hawass said the team has reached the 136 meters, which was partially excavated by Abdel-rasoul worker, the worker was surprised to uncover a large part down. When the - 25.60 meters long and 2.6 meters wide - was released, a 54 step staircase down to light.


 





 dr.hawass that the team finally managed to completely dig tunnels Seti I, who had to stop after 174 meters. During the excavation team found many fragments of pottery dating shabtis and the dynasty-18 (1569-1315 sm), cartouches limestone of Seti I, and the model of a small boat made ​​of faience. When the stairs were cleaned team found that three of the steps are decorated with red graffiti.
When Dr. Hawass said the team has reached the 136 meters, which was partially excavated by Abdel-rasoul worker, the worker was surprised to uncover a large part down. When the - 25.60 meters long and 2.6 meters wide - was released, a 54 step staircase down to light.

first pillared room

the burial chamber

the burial crypt

antechamber

  the crypt's side chamber 

Title: The discovery of a secret tunnel beneath the tomb of Pharaoh Seti I in Egypt
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The discovery of a secret tunnel beneath the tomb of Pharaoh Seti I in Egypt

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