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NEWS: The tomb of Abydos dynasty king found

NEWS: The tomb of Abydos dynasty king found

A name of a previously unknown ancient Egyptian king was revealed in Abydos, the ancient Egyptian necropolis in the Upper Egyptian town of Sohag (Source: Ahran Online). “An American excavation mission from the University of Pennsylvania uncovered the name of an ancient Egyptian king from the Abydos dynasty during the second Intermediate Period (1650 BC) […]

NEWS: Unique Neolithic child cemetery found in Egypt

NEWS: Unique Neolithic child cemetery found in Egypt

Child burial at Gebel Ramlah (Source: Past Horizons). “A burial ground containing the remains of dozens of children and infants has been uncovered in Egypt by a Polish team led by Prof. J Kabacińskiego of the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology in Poznan. Deep in the desert region of Gebel Ramlah, located near the southern […]

NEWS: 13th Dynasty tomb discovered in Upper Egypt

NEWS: 13th Dynasty tomb discovered in Upper Egypt

(Source: Luxor Times). “Dr. Mohamed Ibrahim announced today the discovery of the tomb of King Sobekhotep (1786-1763) who is probably the first King of the 13th Dynasty. The tomb was discovered by Pennsylvania University mission working south of Abydos, Sohag. The Minister said that the first lead in this discovery was when the huge quartzite […]

NEWS: Tomb of chief beer-maker discovered in Egypt’s Luxor

NEWS: Tomb of chief beer-maker discovered in Egypt’s Luxor

The tomb of the goddess Mut’s head of beer production was discovered today in Al-Khokha area on Luxor’s West Bank (Source: Luxor Times). “A Japanese mission from Waseda University uncovered the tomb of Khonso-Im-Heb, who was the head of beer production for goddess Mut and the head of the galleries during the Ramesside era. The […]