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Article Teaser: A recent discovery in the Valley of the Kings in Egypt proved that you don't need to be Angelina Jolie's character in the movie Tomb Raider to find treasure in a tomb. Archaeologists began their excavation in Luxor hoping to find a mummy, but when they opened the tomb they found a treasure of a very different kind-a garland of flowers entwined with gold.

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No Need To Be Anglina Jolie To Find Treasure In A Tomb

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A recent discovery in the Valley of the Kings in Egypt proved that you don't need to be Angelina Jolie's character in the movie Tomb Raider to find treasure in a tomb. Archaeologists began their excavation in Luxor hoping to find a mummy, but when they opened the tomb they found a treasure of a very different kind-a garland of flowers entwined with gold.

When archaeologists first entered the tomb (the 63rd tomb found in the Valley of Kings, but the first to be discovered there in over 80 years) it revealed eight sarcophagi, or coffins. The excitement was high as the sarcophagi were opened to reveal the treasures within. When they reached the final one, they had high hopes of finding the mummy of King Tut's mother, but found the flower garland and embalming tools instead.

The garland is believed to be at least 3,000 years old and consists of rusty red dehydrated flowers woven in laurels. The coffin holding the garland was made from wood that had been eaten away by termites over time until only a thin resin of just one tenth of an inch. Before it could be opened, the coffin had to be reinforced using a coating of white strips. The flowers were also extremely fragile and needed to be handled with great care lest they crumble to dust. Such garlands had previously been seen only in pictures. The garlands were worn on the shoulders of royals while they were alive and after they died.

Clearly the beauty of flowers has been appreciated since the dawn of time. They've served as the symbol of royalties and deities. They've played an important part in cultures all over the world, serving as decorations for religious ceremonies, celebrations of new life, and ushering those we love from this world. And, since the establishment of the floral industry, professional florists have been helping people use flowers to enhance the most important moments of their lives.

There's really no need to raid any tombs like Angelina Jolie. Save yourself the trouble and call your florist instead!


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Wesley Berry is member of the American Academy of Floriculture (AAF) and President of Wesley Berry Flowers, a successful multi-million dollar floral business that was established in 1946. He is also the developer of Localnewsdelivery.com a website that delivers local news to over 40,000 communities across the country. Recently he also launched a website providing information about various places of worship throughout the United States. Visit Wesley Berry Flowers on the web at www.800wesleys.com.

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