Egyptian Desert Yields 'Door to Afterlife' Massive granite slab was moved from tomb to Roman building By Nick McMaster, Newser Staff Posted Mar 29, 2010 7:08 PM CDT 8 comments Comments This undated photo is said to show a nearly 6-foot (1.75 meter) slab of pink granite used as a false door in the tomb of User, the chief minister of Queen Hatshepsut. (AP Photo/Supreme Council of Antiquities) (Newser) – A decorative granite door that dates to the 15th century BC has come to light in Egypt, illustrating the importance the ancient society attached to connections to the afterlife. The 6-foot-tall granite slab came from the tomb of User, a top adviser to Queen Hatshepsut. It would have been intended to let User and his wife travel between the realms of the living and the dead. The tomb was raided a millennium later and the door used in the construction of a Roman-era building, Discovery News reports.