Ancient Tomb Dedicated to Osiris Found in Egypt

The Min Project along with the Ministry of State for Antiquities has announced on Thursday January 1 that they have discovered a tomb dedicated to the Egyptian god Osiris.

The tomb was found in the Valley of Nobles in Luxor.It greatly resembles the tomb in which Osiris was kept in Egyptian mythology. The tomb was said to date from the 25th dynasty (760-656 B.C.) to the 26th dynasty (672-525 B.C.).

A Spanish-Italian archaeological team says it has discovered the multi-level structure  replica  in Egypt’s Sheikh Abd El-Qurna necropolis, according to nbcnews.com. The team connected  its architectural similarity to the Osiris tomb at the Temple of Seti I in Abydos, also known as the Osireion.

The tomb is located in largest concentration of private tombs in the Theban Necropolis complex where all of the highest ranking officials, priests and nobility were buried during the New Kingdom of Egypt – a period of history that spanned the 16th century BC right up to the 11th century BC, ruled by the 18th, 19th and 20th Dynasties of Egypt, according to sciencealert.com.

“Part of the tomb was discovered by Philippe Virey back in 1887 but it was never described or published. So a team of Spanish and Italian archaeologists led by María Milagros Álvarez Sosa of the Min Project have set themselves the task of excavating its many chambers and shafts this year,” reports sciencealert.com.

Osiris is the Egyptian god of the death. But he did not start out that way. Osiris first married the goddess Isis who, with her powers, learned the secret name of Re, the king of Egypt’s, thus gaining control of him and forcing him to leave the earth and making Osiris the king. But his brother Seth was jealous of him so he created a magnificent chest that fit Osiris’s dimensions perfectly and tricked him into getting into the box.

Seth poured molten lead over the chest and killed his human form and his spirit went to the Duat where the dead rest. But he could not pass into the afterlife because his body was not yet buried. Isis searched everywhere for her husbands body when she finally found it she hid him a marsh that was Seth’s hunting ground and he found his brothers coffin. In a rage, Seth cut him into 13 pieces and spread them across the Nile River. Isis went along the river in a papyrus boat and collected the pieces, putting him back together so that he could rule over the dead.