Some instructive Egyptian antiquities recently discovered by Americans
Elsewhere in this edition of The Tribune will be found a description of the work of excavation and of the peculiar process by which the fragile relics of a woman who died about 2000 BC were preserved from crumbling into dust when exposed to the air by the Museum’s explorers.
Tomb chamber and coffin of Senbtes: A court lady of the twelfth dynasty, about 2000 BC, unearthed in the pyramid field of Lish.
Coffin of Senbtes opened: Hot paraffin was poured over the contents in order to preserve their shape when discovered.
Tomb chamber of Har-Mehet-Bitl: As it was found at Sakkara, showing how the massive cover was moved aside by unscientific grave robbers centuries ago.
Ceremonial whip: From tomb of Senbtes.
Cutting down through the debris: To the original level of the Temple of Amenemhat, where much more treasure is expected.
Great offering-table of granite: Found in King Amenemhat’s temple, it will soon be brought here.
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Publication: New York Tribune (New York, NY)
Publication date: December 15, 1907