Egyptian farmer found a memorial plaque of the famous pharaoh in his field

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Egyptian farmer found a memorial plaque of the famous pharaoh in his field
Egyptian farmer found a memorial plaque of the famous pharaoh in his field

Usually archaeological discoveries are made in the course of carefully prepared expeditions. But sometimes ancient artifacts are right under the feet of ordinary people - you just have to look closely and you can find something very valuable. Recently, the owner of one of the Egyptian farms discovered on his territory a memorial tablet of the pharaoh who ruled ancient Egypt between about 589 and 567 BC. The fate of this ruler was very difficult and is still shrouded in secrets - he died as a result of a conflict with his successor, but the details are unknown to scientists. Within the framework of this article, we will talk about what exactly the Egyptian farmer managed to find and discuss the biography of the above-mentioned pharaoh. Most likely, all this information will turn out to be new for you, so we will not delay and immediately proceed to all the most interesting.

Egypt is shrouded in secrets, but scientists are trying to unravel them

Artifact of ancient egypt

According to the scientific publication Live Science, the archaeological find was made on the territory of the Egyptian city of Ismailia. An undisclosed farmer, as he usually cultivated the land on his farm. In the course of his work, he was lucky to unearth a slab 230 centimeters long, 103 centimeters wide and 45 centimeters thick. It was very clear that this was some kind of ancient artifact, so the man immediately told the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities about the find. Experts arrived at the scene and after studying the object were able to explain what it was.

Stele found on an Egyptian farm

It turned out that the farmer had found a stele - a sandstone slab with texts and images carved into it. Usually steles were installed as a funeral or memorial sign. Archaeologists managed to find such plates in China and Greece, but now there is every reason to believe that they were made even in Ancient Egypt. People began to make steles around the Bronze Age and this tradition lasted for many thousands of years in a very large number of nations.

Fun Fact: Accidental discoveries of ancient artifacts are rare, but they do happen. For example, a 2,500-year-old treasury was found relatively recently in Sweden. A cache of jewelry lay in the forest, right on the surface of the earth.

Egyptian Pharaoh Apriy

The found stele was erected by the Egyptian pharaoh Apriy, who is also known as Haaibra Uahibra. He belonged to the XXVI dynasty and during his reign he waged a fierce war with the Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar II. This conflict ended with the conclusion of peace, but subsequently the pharaoh faced other problems.

Bronze Sphinx Apria, which is currently kept in the Louvre

Around 570 BC, the ruler decided to attack the Greek state of Cyrene. This step turned out to be a failure, because after it an uprising began in Egypt and it was decided to replace Pharaoh Aprius. He was succeeded by Pharaoh Amasis, who agreed to take the deposed Aprius as co-ruler. Judging by all the wars described above, Aprius was a man with a very complex character. Therefore, it is not surprising that a serious conflict soon arose between him and the new pharaoh. As a result, Aprius was killed in 567 BC during the persecution. According to historians, at the time of his death, he was hiding in one of the Egyptian ships.

Sculpture of Pharaoh Amasis

On the surface of the found stele, scientists found texts and images.It remains to be hoped that they will be able to decipher these messages and the find will help reveal more secrets about the death of Pharaoh Aprius. As a rule, on the surface of the steles, artists depicted episodes from the daily life of deceased people or scenes of a dying parting. So there is still a chance that historians will be able to find out even more interesting facts about the life of the Egyptian ruler.

In fact, other rulers of Ancient Egypt had an equally mysterious fate. In 1881, researchers managed to find the mummy of Pharaoh Sekenenr Taa II, who played a very important role in Egyptian history. For a long time, scientists only knew that he died at the age of 40 from blows to the head. But the recently well-preserved body of the ruler was examined using modern equipment and scientists have revealed many interesting details about the reasons for his death.

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