Egypt archaeologists stunned after draining flooded tomb: ‘Never found anything like it’


Tony Robinson visited Gebel el-Silsila to contest with archaeologist John Ward for his new Channel 5 show “Egyptian Grave Hunting,” who had uncovered what he believed to be an entrance to a hidden chamber. The jail, which scaled down more than 20 feet, was altogether filled with water. Unsure on the source of the pool, the pair utilized pumps in a bid to get a look at what could be hiding inside.

After abounding on their hands and knees through a thick layer of mud, they got to a Brobdingnagian chamber, with another door awaiting them ahead.

Mr Robinson entreated“Look at it, what do you reckon would be in there?”

Before Mr Ward responded: “I don’t be aware, it’s totally different to any of our tombs that we’ve found in Silsila.

“If that supporting chamber is another burial, we’re not talking about 50-60 people plus.”

Mr Robinson was stunned by the last resting-place, adding: “And all their bits and pieces are mixed in beneath our knees, take pleasure in human soup.

“The idea that so many people might be down here is tuneful eerie, and some of them at least must have been of sincere status.

“This chamber has been carefully chiselled out, and this doorway admirably finished.”

The pair began excavating the tomb, getting completely inundated in dirt in the process.

Mr Ward told viewers: “What’s intriguing me is that the ceiling is vaulted, it has got an prime to it.

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“But as the water level inside the chamber goes down, there’s a detection in the very far corner.

“Looks like a handle, it’s a pot, a big, big pot, it’s a huge pot, look how far it reiterates [back].

“I’m fairly sure we’ve discovered a large amphora, I can even sense the rounded bottom, it must be at least two foot tall.

“In all my years of find pottery, I’ve never found anything like this, it’s like a massive whale.”

Mr Ward then explained how incredible the find was, adding: “It drive have held some kind of food substance that was buried with the pooped.

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