TFN speaks to the man on the hunt for a pharaoh’s tomb and the woman filming what could be one of the great archaeological discoveries.
Archaeologists have uncovered a stone chest from 3,500 years ago in rubble above the Egyptian site of Deir el-Bahari.
The 250-year-old remains of Saint Jadwiga, wife of Polish Piast ruler Henry I the Bearded, were discovered inside a silver casket during conservation work after art conservators spotted an anomaly on a stone slab.
Professor Andrzej Niwiński who is leading the team of archaeologists at the Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut in Egypt said the 3,500-year-old chest proves that “since we are in the centre of the royal cemetery, it is definitely a tomb. Finding this deposit indicates that we are in the process of discovering the tomb."
Dug up in northern Poland the beads date back some 3,500 years and made the long journey from the land of the Pharaohs to north-east Europe.
While investigating a location used for sacrifices, the archeologists led by Warsaw University’s ‘Indiana Jones’, Prof. Miłosz Giersz, came across the tomb containing the remains of a 20-year-old man in a sitting position surrounded by tools made of rare metal including a saw, a collection of knives and an axe.
Described as a “unique” find the grave has also helped re-work theories on just where ancient tribes lived.