12 janvier 2010

Egypt: New Find Shows Slaves didn't Build Ancient Monuments

Zahi Hawass, the director of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities, points at a new set of tombs belonging to the workers who built the great pyramids. Photo: Amr Nabil/AP CAIRO (AP).- Egypt displayed on Monday newly discovered tombs more than 4,000 years old and said they belonged to people who worked on the Great Pyramids of Giza, presenting the discovery as more evidence that slaves did not build the ancient monuments. The series of modest nine-foot-deep shafts held a dozen skeletons of pyramid builders, perfectly preserved... [Lire la suite]