カフラ王のミイラ

エジプト・ギザで2番目に大きなピラミッドを作ったカフラ王の埋葬物とミイラは19世紀にイギリス人が英国に持ち帰る途中スペイン沖で沈没して失われてしまいました。

今年、スペイン・エジプト両国はこの沈没船の発見するプロジェクトを発足させるそうです。最初は文献記録などからできるだけ正確な位置の割り当てを行うそうです。

CAIRO, May 22 (RIA Novosti) – Spain and Egypt will start a project later this year to investigate the 19th century sinking of a ship that some believe contained the mummy of a Fourth Dynasty pharaoh, news agency MENA said.

MENA cited Egyptian Ambassador to Spain Yasser Murad as saying the countries would first hold consultations and compare historical records, and attempt to establish the location of the shipwreck.

Khafre, who ruled Egypt more than 2,500 years ago, is known for building the second largest of the three great pyramids at Giza, and may have overseen the creation of the nearby Sphinx.

A ship carrying ancient artifacts from Egypt to Britain that sank off the Spanish coast in the first half of the 19th century is believed by some Egyptologists to have contained Khafre’s mummy.

引用元:http://en.rian.ru/world/20080522/108133998.html

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