Scientists have found in the tombs of the pharaohs «feedback» Greek tourists

© RIA Novosti / Alexander Elistratova of the kings, Luxor, EgyptScientists have found in the tombs of the pharaohs «feedback» Greek tourists© RIA Novosti / Alexander Elistratov

Polish archaeologists found in the tomb of Ramesses VI the inscriptions left by the ancient travellers that are reminiscent of comments in social networks or reviews on travel forums, according to the portal science Science & Scholarship in Poland.

«I visited, but I have nothing but the sarcophagus did not like!»; «I was amazed!»; «I can’t read hieroglyphics!» some of the inscriptions left in the tomb. However, it was not the only platform for reviews.

«Valley of the kings in ancient times was a tourist destination. <…> Of the more than 60 tombs, at least ten have inscriptions left by ancient travelers,» said archaeologist and papyrology from the Institute of archaeology, University of Warsaw Adam Lukashevich.

However, the tomb of Ramses VI was the most popular of the «commentators». In the burial chamber with a length of more than a hundred meters Lukashevich found about a thousand inscriptions. «The greatest number of inscriptions belong to the Greco-Roman period, that is, since the conquest of Egypt by Alexander the Great in the III century BC until the division of the Roman Empire in the fourth century of our era,» — explains the archaeologist.

Often the records contain the names of people, having the form: «Aristotle was here.» Many inscriptions left on the level just below the ceiling of the tomb. According to Lukashevich, due to the fact that the entrance to the chamber was long-filled with sand, so the ancient travelers was crawling inside of her.

In addition, the walls of the tomb contain the real discussions, by analogy with modern social networks. For example, archaeologists found an inscription in which the visitor admires the content of the hieroglyphic text. Another visitor left in this inscription the phrase: «I can’t read the inscription!». The third man left under this entry of his: «Why do you care that you can’t read kanji, I don’t understand your anxiety!», — says Professor Lukashevich.

However, the ancient «reviews» are not always left just like that. For example, travelers could write their names in ritual purposes.

«They wrote their names in the center of the solar disk, which symbolized one of the gods,» — says the expert.

In addition, ancient tourists left a variety of data about themselves – for example, place of residence and occupation. Scientists have found that the tombs are visited predominantly by residents of neighboring Egypt countries. Their occupation was different from philosophers and doctors to the prefects of the Roman Emperor.

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