(ORDO NEWS) — Scientists from Monash University in Australia have discovered gold rings depicting the god of fun Bes and the inscription “Lady of the Earth” in an ancient Egyptian burial.
The age of the burial in the northern part of the ancient city of Akhetaten (modern Amarna) is estimated at more than 3300 years.
Here, archaeologists found rings, on one of which Bes was engraved – the god of fun and the protector of women in childbirth. He is depicted on the ring as a dwarf.
On the other ring there is an inscription in ancient Egyptian, which translates as “Lady of the Earth.” A necklace of golden petals was also found here.
It is not clear to whom this burial belonged. Excavations at Amarna are ongoing. The team will publish their findings in a few months, when they gather more information.
Akhetaten was built by Pharaoh Akhenaten, who was trying to change the polytheistic religion of Egypt.
He intended to make Aten, the god of the solar disk, the main god. He moved the capital of Egypt from Thebes to Akhetaten.
But soon after the death of Akhenaten, the new city was abandoned, and religious reforms were canceled by his son Tutankhamen.
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