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NEWS: Tomb with pyramid entrance excavated in Egypt

NEWS: Tomb with pyramid entrance excavated in Egypt

Source: Archaeology.org). “A 3,300-year-old tomb that had a 23-foot-tall pyramid at its entrance has been excavated at an ancient cemetery in Abydos. The underground burial chambers of the elaborate tomb, which was looted as least twice in antiquity, still held a red-painted sandstone sarcophagus for a scribe named Horemheb in one chamber, and Shabti figurines […]

NEWS: Archaeologists race to secure ancient burial site of three Egyptian kings that will make the treasure of Tutankhamun’s tomb look like a ‘display in Woolworths’

NEWS: Archaeologists race to secure ancient burial site of three Egyptian kings that will make the treasure of Tutankhamun’s tomb look like a ‘display in Woolworths’

Race: Archaeology teams are racing to find the tomb of three ancient Egyptian kings in Luxor’s west bank (Source: The Daily Mail). “An archaeology race is on to secure the ancient burial site of three Egyptian kings which contains relics that will outshine even that of Tutankhamun’s, it has been claimed. British archaeologist John Romer, […]

EVENT: The British Museum – Ancient Lives: New Discoveries

EVENT: The British Museum – Ancient Lives: New Discoveries

CT scan 3D visualisation of the mummified remains of a Sudanese woman (Source: The Telegraph). “Wrapped in bandages and caricatured as figures of terror in Hollywood movies, Egypt’s mummies have long captivated and bewildered scientists and children alike. Now a new exhibition at the British Museum will disclose the human side of the mummies of […]

NEWS: Fifth Dynasty coffin opened

NEWS: Fifth Dynasty coffin opened

(Source: Luxor Times). “The Czech mission working in Abu Sir directed by Dr. Mirislav Barta discovered a skeleton of a high official called “Nefer” from the time of King “Neferirkare” of the 5th Dynasty. The tomb was discovered last year in November and this season the excavation continued. The mummy was found when the stone […]

NEWS: Statue of Egyptian pharaonic princess found in Luxor

Egypt has announced Friday, March 7, 2014, that a team of European archaeologists have found a nearly 2-meter- (6 ½-foot-) tall alabaster statue of a pharaonic princess, dating from approximately 1350 B.C., outside the southern city of Luxor (Source: Washington Post). “Egypt has announced that a team of European archaeologists have found a nearly 2-meter- […]

NEWS: Eighteenth Dynasty tomb discovered in Luxor

NEWS: Eighteenth Dynasty tomb discovered in Luxor

Scenes decorating the interior of the tomb (Source: The Min Project). “Dr. Mohamed Ibrahim, Minister of Antiquities announced today a new discovery in Luxor. The discovery is a tomb of an high official called “Maai” from the 18th Dynasty, and was discovered by the Spanish-Italian mission working in Sheikh Abd Qurna on the West Bank. […]