There are many archaeological discoveries and stories we may hear in 2022. These include discoveries from Egypt’s “Lost Golden City” and new discoveries from Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found in a nearby cave. It may reveal what life was like 11,000 years ago when humans began building large ceremonial sites. In this countdown, Live Science makes five archaeological predictions for 2022.
New discoveries from Egypt’s “lost golden city”
In 2021, archaeologists announced the discovery of a “lost golden city” called the “Rise of Aten” near Luxor, Egypt. This discovery has produced headlines around the world, but archaeologists have unearthed only a small part of it. According to historical records, Pharaoh’s Amenhotep III (reigned from 1391 BC to 1353 BC) had three palaces in the city. In 2022, you can expect to hear more discoveries from this city, which may include these palaces and other royal palaces. New discoveries, such as why he is the son of Amenhotep III, can shed light on historical mysteries. Akhenaten IVAttempted to concentrate Egyptian religion on the worship of Aten, the disk of the sun, rather than the Pantheon of the ancient Egyptian gods.
Dig where you live
As the COVID-19 pandemic intensifies, Omicron Variants have spread, travel bans have been re-enforced, and some governments are blocking them. Inflation is also driving up prices, increasing the cost of travel and the purchase of equipment, especially electronics. Archeology may also be underfunded in 2022 as governments and universities cut subsidies to cover their own costs.
These health and economic challenges can mean that many overseas archaeological expeditions will be canceled or reduced, and much of the work to be done in 2022 will be carried out by archaeologists working in their own country. There is a possibility that it will be damaged. Even archaeologists who dig in their own country may choose to dig closer to where they live to avoid travel and hotel costs.
“Digging where you live” may become an increasingly popular trend in this area. Those who cannot do this may have to resolve to analyze the data sent by archaeologists who can.
Archaeological excavation in Karahantepe
Archaeological excavation Karahantepe Turkey gives us new insights into what life was like in this part of the world about 11,000 years ago. So far, archaeologists have discovered a complex in which people are likely to march past a penis-shaped pillar and a carved human head. However, as this site is a large site and excavations are underway, we can expect more discoveries about the site and the people who built it in 2022.
Karahantepe is not far from Gobeklitepe. Gobeklitepe is a large ceremonial complex dating back about 11,000 years. People who used the Karahantepe complex also seemed to be involved in Gobeklitepe. But who were they? How many ceremonial sites did they build? Did they also build large administrative buildings or homes? In 2022, you may find clues to help you answer these questions.
Afghanistan plunder and decision
The Taliban hijacked Afghanistan in August 2021 and put the country in an economic crisis. Governments around the world have stopped helping the Afghan government, limiting their ability to do even the most basic things, such as buying food. As financial despair grows, looting can increase as people struggle to support themselves and their families.
Relics stolen from Afghanistan are likely to appear in the United States and other countries, forcing the government to make some tough choices. Will they return the stolen relics to the Taliban-controlled government? Did you know that the Taliban destroyed ancient relics in the past? Or are they storing the artifacts somewhere, or are they instructing law enforcement agencies to ignore the artifacts stolen from Afghanistan? In 2021, government agencies such as the U.S. Customs and Border Protection did not respond. Questions from live science As for what to do with these artifacts, in 2022 they will probably have to make a decision.
News from Qumran
Archaeologist digging near the ruins of Qumran on the west bank of the Jordan River — Dead Sea Scrolls Buried in a nearby cave — hoping to be busy in 2022. They plan to excavate previously unexplored caves and continue exploring a series of tunnels near Qumran. The team’s previous excavations have unearthed some fascinating archaeological sites. 12th cave I used to have the Dead Sea Scrolls (unfortunately only one left), but as the excavations continue, you may hear that there were new discoveries from this location in 2022.
Originally published on Live Science.
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