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A 5,000 year old piece of wood from the Great Pyramid of Cheops discovered in a Scottish university

  • A 5,000 year old piece of wood from the Cheops pyramid was found in a cigar box.
  • It was considered lost for the past 70 years.
  • The piece of wood is one of three artifacts that come from the Queen's Chamber of the Great Pyramid.

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A truly surprising find: in one Cigar box in the Scottish University of Aberdeen is a 5,000 year old piece of wood from the Great Pyramid of Cheops in Egypt found. Completely random.

It is one of only three artifactswho ever made the so-called Queen's Chamber of the Great Pyramid The university announced on Wednesday. The fragment is out cedar and was originally 13 centimeters long.

It is estimated to date from between 3341 and 3094 BC. It is believed that it was during the construction of the Giza pyramid was used. The piece of wood was thought to be lost for the past 70 years.

Curator finds cigar box at the Asia collection

The archaeologically significant artifact was discovered by an Egyptian employee when she was the Asia collection of the museum collection checked. Abeer Eladany I noticed that the box had to come from Egypt in North Africa and therefore did not fit into the Asia collection.

When she the Serial numbers checked, the curator realized that it was missing piece acted. It is only a matter of a small fragment, but it is of enormous importance, Eladany said, according to the announcement.

"I never thought I'd find something here in North East Scotland that's so important to that Inheritance of my own country is, "she continued.

In 1872, a railway engineer discovered previously unknown shafts

The other two parts from the queen's chamber are a species Ball and a bronze hookwho are both in British Museum are located in London.

The Scottish Railway Engineer Waynmann Dixon had found the artifacts when he was 1872 by then unknown shafts discovered in the Great Pyramid of Cheops.

About the doctor friend James Grant the wooden part probably got to Scotland. Grant studied in Aberdeen and went to Egypt in the mid-1860s to work in the Fight against cholera to help. (ff / dpa / afp)

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