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Sloping Causeway Leading to the Cliff Tomb of Mehenkwetre and to the Secret Closet

SLOPING CAUSEWAY LEADING TO THE CLIFF TOMB OF MEHENKWETRE AND TO THE SECRET CLOSET


In this massive wall of limestone rock, near Thebes, American excavators have brought to light a remarkable "find," which may be safely ranked among the greatest archaeological discoveries of recent years. In the vicinity of the Cliff Tomb of Mehenkwetre, an Egyptian noble of 2000 B.C, a rock-chamber has been disclosed, containing innumerable little wooden models of servants, animals, boats and buildings which, buried near the great man on his funeral day, were through their supposed magical virtue to serve him in his life after death