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NEWS: Key Finds at Egypt’s Heraklion

NEWS: Key Finds at Egypt’s Heraklion

“A series of important archaeological findings has gradually been unearthed by the sunken submarine research in the Heraklion port located in ancient Egypt, the last years, according to announcements made at an international scientific conference at the University of Oxford. Researchers of the Oxford Centre for Maritime Archaeology (OCMA), in collaboration with the European Institute […]

NEWS: 2,400-year-old theories on how Egyptians created mummies are incorrect, say researchers

NEWS: 2,400-year-old theories on how Egyptians created mummies are incorrect, say researchers

“New evidence has shown ancient Egyptian embalmers did not always leave the heart in place or remove the guts using cedar oil enemas, as has been believed for thousands of years. The new research findings, published in the February issue of HOMO – Journal of Comparative Human Biology, came from analysing 150 mummies from the […]

NEWS: Egyptian cemetery in Amarna yields skeletons that spotlights plight of ancient commoners

NEWS: Egyptian cemetery in Amarna yields skeletons that spotlights plight of ancient commoners

“An analysis of more than 150 skeletons from a 3,300-year-old cemetery at the ancient Egyptian city of Amarna reveals fractures, wear and tear from heavy lifting, and rampant malnutrition amongst the city’s commoners. The discovery, detailed in the March issue of the journal Antiquity, could shed light on how the non-elites of ancient Egyptian society lived” – […]

NEWS: Hyksos buildings are the latest ancient discovery in Tel Habuwa

NEWS: Hyksos buildings are the latest ancient discovery in Tel Habuwa

“A team of Egyptian archaeologists digging at Tel Habuwa, near the town of Qantara East and three kilometres east of the Suez Canal, have made a major discovery. The find comes as part of the search for more of the ancient forts that played a major role in protecting ancient Egypt’s eastern gateway from foreign […]

NEWS: UNESCO visits Cairo to discuss threats to archaeological sites

NEWS: UNESCO visits Cairo to discuss threats to archaeological sites

“After a meeting lasting over two hours with UNESCO’s Director General Irina Bokova, Minister of State for Antiquities, Mohamed Ibrahim told reporters he had reported the ministry’s exerted efforts to stop construction encroaching on Egypt’s archaeological sites. Over the last six months many Egyptian sites listed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List, espeically Dahshur in Giza […]

NEWS: One of the world’s oldest sun dials dug up in Kings’ Valley

NEWS: One of the world’s oldest sun dials dug up in Kings’ Valley

“During archaeological excavations in the Kings’ Valley in Upper Egypt a team of researchers from the University of Basel found one of the world’s oldest ancient Egyptian sun dials. The team of the Egyptological Seminar under the direction of Prof. Susanne Bickel made the significant discovery while clearing the entrance to one of the tombs. […]

Reblog: Damage to the archaeological site of Antinoupolis

Originally posted on Kristian Strutt:
Further to my recent posts on the survey at Antinoupolis, the subject of this entry is to highlight some of the quite extensive damage that is occurring at the Roman city and necropolis. Damage to the large furnace structure at Sheikh Ebada The site has slways formed the focus of…