Gee, it’s turning out to be ancient history week at The Big Picture and the picture is getting bigger every day!
Flooded cities and forests, new pyramids, ancient ET time capsules, NEW ISLANDS! and now Egyptians in Britain. When they said amazing things would be revealed to us in the coming days, they weren’t kidding. History is proving to be far more interesting than they let on.
As for the timing… well, we’ll have to get that sorted because these relics may be dated further back than they say. These dates may be on Illuminati time and we know they chopped massive chunks of time out of our evolution to hide the truth of our origins and the numerous extraterrestrial races who visited and settled this planet over the millennia. ~ BP
EXCLUSIVE: Barnsley… Valley of T’ut Kings as Egyptian Mummy is Dug Up
When it comes to bragging, the people of Barnsley haven’t had too much to shout about—until now.
And back in 1977 it was the first place in the UK to get a bottle bank to recycle glass.
But now it turns out Barnsley has enjoyed a secret and barely believable past.
It has just been revealed that around 2,000 years ago it was home to ancient Egyptians and there may even be mummies buried beneath the streets.
It appears that Barnsley was home to many ancient Egyptians. “Mummies in Yorkshire, how good does it get?”
~ Egyptologist Joann Fletcher
They say it proves that embalming and mummifying customs took place in South Yorkshire.
They have also uncovered bronze statues of Egyptian gods.
Forensic tests on ancient human bones found in the area have proved that some of those buried around Barnsley in ancient times had been born and raised in North Africa.
The gypsum mummy cast is among a selection of exhibits now on show.
“Mummies in Yorkshire, how good does it get?” said Egyptologist Joann Fletcher, a professor of archaeology at the University of York.
“You don’t think 2,000 years ago ancient Egyptians came to Yorkshire, but they did.”
Due to Yorkshire’s damp climate, the Egyptians living there wrapped the bodies of their dead in linen and then encased the corpse in a layer of gypsum plaster.
Delighted by the discovery of the mummy cast from the child’s grave, Professor Fletcher, who was part of the expedition which claimed to have found the mummy of Egypt’s Queen Nefertiti in the Valley of the Kings in Luxor in 2003, is now dreaming of finding a fully preserved mummy somewhere near Barnsley, but fears it could a decade of digging to find.
If things had been different we could have ended up with the pyramids in Yorkshire rather than Egypt
“There’s certainly evidence that Romans in our part of the world were embalming and wrapping in linen their dead, according to Egyptian customs.
“Analysis on some bones shows these individuals were born and raised in North Africa.
“That’s a scientific fact so it really does widen horizons, in some ways it blows your mind.
By eck! What would Dickie Bird make of the news! [GETTY]
The gypsum mummy cast from the child’s grave is among a selection of exhibits now on show at the Experience Barnsley Museum in Barnsley Town Hall.
Egypt became part of the Roman Empire when Mark Antony and his lover Cleopatra, the last pharaoh, were defeated at the Battle of Actium in 31 BC.
One of the silver coins minted in Rome to pay the legionnaires who fought in that historic victory has been found in Darfield, just outside Barnsley.