Archaeologists make mysterious discoveries in egyptian tombs

What a cone. The expression can now gain new importance. For an archaeological excavation in Egypt has revealed two tombs, where the dead have something tha

Archaeologists make mysterious discoveries in egyptian tombs

What a cone.

The expression can now gain new importance.

For an archaeological excavation in Egypt has revealed two tombs, where the dead have something that looks like a cone on its head.

It writes Live Science according to the Science.dk.

In ancient egyptian art has people with cones on their head has long been depicted.

But because there has never before found the graves of cones, archaeologists have wondered whether kunstmotiverne was just for art's sake, or whether some of the the ancient egyptians actually had a cone on his head.

this is Why the excavation was the first real proof.

the Purpose of hovedkeglerne is still a mystery, which has been much debated.

'Hovedkeglerne is most often depicted as something guests wear to banquets, begravelsesritualer or companies with the king,' writes the archaeologists behind found according to Live Science.

The most persistent interpretation is that the cones are a clump of scented ointment, which, when it melted, cleansed hair and body.

But these new-found the cones were made of beeswax.

Lise Manniche, egyptologist and professor emeritus at the University of Copenhagen have not been involved in the study, but it seems that it is an important discovery.

She believes, however, that the cones made of the ointment only belonged to the middle and upper classes.

"I will interpret the two cones as 'cheat-cones', which was used by the poorer people in the hope that the next life would be in a higher social class," says Lise Manniche to Live Science.

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Updated Date: 12 December 2019, 15:00

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