Tuesday, 22 June 2010

The Deir el Bahri Cache

In 1874 events in Egypt led to the discovery (of the century?) of a cache of Royal Mummies at the site of Deir el Bahri. This site, which actually consists of 3 separate mortuary temples, hugged by a horse-shoe shaped cliff of Limestone (i believe, due to its location right next to the Valley of Kings, which is Limestone throughout).

The cache itself? Well it included Thutmose I, II and III. The father, husband and step- son of Hatshepsut.

For further reading, please visit:

Tour Egypt: www.touregypt.net/featurestories/cache.htm

Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deir_el-Bahri

Hatshepsut was elsewhere.................but that's for another time...



Stuart Tyler said...

I may have to research the discovery date. Looks more like 1881 (Rasul/ Maspero) (although this seems to be the date in which the discovery was announced officially)




Stuart Tyler said...

Let me also add that there were 2 caches of Royal Mummies found at Deir el Bahri. Maybe there is a 3rd yet to be found?