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NEWS: 17th Dynasty Rishi coffin discovered in Dra Abu El-Naga

NEWS: 17th Dynasty Rishi coffin discovered in Dra Abu El-Naga

(Source: Luxor Times). “Dr. Mohamed Ibrahim, Minister of Antiquities announced the discovery of a 17th Dynasty (ca. 1600 B.C.) wooden coffin in Dra Abu El-Naga. The sarcophagi has the mummy of its owner in a good state of preservation. The lid bears a hieroglyphic inscription shows the name of the deceased. The Minister said “This […]

NEWS: More ancient discoveries in Egypt’s Dakahliya

NEWS: More ancient discoveries in Egypt’s Dakahliya

The gilded cartonnage and decorated with hieroglyphic text and the cartouche of king Psamtik I from the 26th dynasty (Source: Ahram Online). “During excavation work carried out Sunday inside a mastaba tomb found in Tel El-Tabila in Dakahliya, a collection of three skeletons, a large collection of ushabti figurines and two tombs were uncovered. Mohamed […]

NEWS: New evidence for Amenhotep III and Akhenaten (Amenhotep IV) coregency found in Asasif?

(Source: MSA Press Release). “The Minister of Antiquities, Dr. Mohammed Ibrahim declared the discovery of architectural remains (of walls and columns) in the tomb of the Vizier Amen-Hotep Huy No. 28 in Asasif Area – Luxor. Some of these remains carry scenes showing both Amenhotep III and Amenhotep IV (father and son) in the same […]

NEWS: Ancient mastaba tomb found in Egypt’s Dakahliya

“A collection of 180 ancient Egyptian ushabti figurines and a limestone sarcophagus have been found in a mastaba tomb in Egypt’s Dakahliya. During routine excavation work at Tel Tabla archaeological site in the Delta city of Dakahliya, an Egyptian archaeological mission discovered a mud brick mastaba tomb from the Late Ancient Egyptian period. The tomb […]