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NEWS: Cleopatra murder-mystery solved?

NEWS: Cleopatra murder-mystery solved?

The site of the Temple of Artemis in Ephesus, where Cleopatra supposedly had her sister Arsinoe murdered (Source: Fox News). “A Viennese archaeologist lecturing in North Carolina this week claims to have identified the bones of Cleopatra’s murdered sister or half-sister. But not everyone is convinced. That’s because the evidence linking the bones, discovered in […]

NEWS: Ancient Shoes Turn Up in Egypt Temple

NEWS: Ancient Shoes Turn Up in Egypt Temple

“More than 2,000 years ago, at a time when Egypt was ruled by a dynasty of kings of Greek descent, someone, perhaps a group of people, hid away some of the most valuable possessions they had — their shoes. Seven shoes were deposited in a jar in an Egyptian temple in Luxor, three pairs and a […]

NEWS: The Famous Vizier’s tomb is now found

NEWS: The Famous Vizier’s tomb is now found

(Source: Luxor Times). “Dr. Mohamed Ibrahim announced the discovery of the tomb of the Vizier of Upper and Lower Egypt who held the title “the First Royal Herald of the Lord of the two lands” at the time of Ramses II (1304-1237 B.C) called Khay at Shiekh Abd el-Qurna in Luxor west bank. The area […]

NEWS: King Tut’s bed, jewellery box, 3 religious boats to arrive in Egyptian museum for restoration

NEWS: King Tut’s bed, jewellery box, 3 religious boats to arrive in Egyptian museum for restoration

“Five artefacts from collection of boy king Tutankhamun are to be transferred to the new Grand Egyptian Museum, overlooking Giza plateau. Within the coming days, five artefacts from the golden King Tutankhamun’s collection are to be transported to the planned Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) overlooking the Giza plateau for restoration and to prepare them to be […]

Ancient Egypt Today: Tutankhamun comes to Downton

Ancient Egypt Today: Tutankhamun comes to Downton

“Highclere Castle in Hampshire may be best known today as TV’s Downton Abbey, but the stately home has long been famous for its connection to a much older aristocratic dynasty. Its owners, the Carnarvon family, were central to the hunt for the tomb of Tutankhamun, which led to one of the most spectacular archaeological discoveries […]

NEWS: Collection of Graeco-Roman tombs uncovered in Alexandria

NEWS: Collection of Graeco-Roman tombs uncovered in Alexandria

“During routine archaeological survey at an area known as the “27 Bridge” in Al-Qabari district, one of Alexandria’s most densely populated slum areas, archaeologists stumbled upon a collection of Graeco-Roman tombs. Each tomb is a two-storey building with a burial chamber on its first floor. The tombs are semi-immersed in subterranean water but are well […]

NEWS: New DNA analysis suggests Nefertiti was King Tut’s mother

NEWS: New DNA analysis suggests Nefertiti was King Tut’s mother

“A genetic investigation by French archaeologist Marc Gabolde is threatening to rewrite the history books on two of ancient Egypt’s most iconic figures. For years, antiquities experts have assumed that Akhenaten and his unnamed sister were the parents of the world’s most famous pharaoh, Tutankhamun. And in fact, recent DNA analyses suggested as much. But […]

NEWS: Newly discovered colossi of Amenhotep III to be restored

NEWS: Newly discovered colossi of Amenhotep III to be restored

“The mortuary temple of the18th Dynasty Pharaoh Amenhotep III on Luxor’s west bank was a hive of activity on Monday, as workers along with Egyptian and foreign archaeologists have packed a pair of colossal statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep III in an attempt to transport it to an area almost 60 km far of the temple […]

NEWS: Archaeologists discover 35 burial chambers in Sudan desert with fascinating links to Ancient Egypt

NEWS: Archaeologists discover 35 burial chambers in Sudan desert with fascinating links to Ancient Egypt

“Archaeologists excavating a site in Sudan have discovered 35 pyramids revealing fascinating links between the bygone Kingdom of Kush that once existed there and ancient Egypt. The pyramids, which date back around 2,000 years, are smaller than most Egyptian examples with the largest being 22 feet in width and the smallest, likely constructed for the […]

NEWS: Hatshepsut’s limestone chapel at Karnak to open soon for public

NEWS: Hatshepsut’s limestone chapel at Karnak to open soon for public

“At the end of February visitors to Karnak Temples will be able to admire the second chapel of the 18th dynasty Queen Hatshepsut after four years of restoration and reconstruction. The chapel was constructed in limestone to worship Thebes ancient Egyptian god Amun-Re. It includes an open court and two inner halls embellished with blocks […]