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NEWS: Egyptian archaeologists unearth Ptolemy II temple of Isis

NEWS: Egyptian archaeologists unearth Ptolemy II temple of Isis

(Source: Luxor Times). “The Minister of Antiquities visited Beni Suef today to announce the discovery of a Ptolemaic limestone temple in Gebel El-nour site on the east bank of the Nile in Beni Suef governorate (115km south of Cairo). The temple dated back to Ptolemy II (Philadelphus) 284-246 B.C. The importance of this discovery that […]

NEWS: Funeral relics of pharaonic singer unearthed at Saqqara necropolis

NEWS: Funeral relics of pharaonic singer unearthed at Saqqara necropolis

Three painted sarcophagi belonging to an Ancient Egyptian singer have been unearthed at Saqqara (Source: Ahram Online). “During excavation works carried out in Bastet cemetery at the Saqqara necropolis just outside Cairo, French archaeologists stumbled upon three wooden sarcophagi belonging to Ta-Ekht, a singer in a sacred choir in the 18th dynasty period (1543–1292 BC). […]

NEWS: The mummified FOETUS: Scans reveal tiny ancient Egyptian sarcophagus contains the remains of a 16-week-old embryo

NEWS: The mummified FOETUS: Scans reveal tiny ancient Egyptian sarcophagus contains the remains of a 16-week-old embryo

A CT scan has revealed what appears to be a foetus, pictured, in the centre of a tiny Egyptian mummy. The majority of the interior is taken up by folded strips of material. Within this material is a darker area, about 3-inches (10cm) long, that researchers claim is a foetus, in the foetal position with […]

NEWS: Archaeologists unearth 5,600-year-old tomb complete with mummy that PREDATES the First Dynasty of pharaohs

NEWS: Archaeologists unearth 5,600-year-old tomb complete with mummy that PREDATES the First Dynasty of pharaohs

Treasure trove: Archaeologists in southern Egypt found a mummy that predates the First Dynasty and the unification of Egypt together with an array of precious objects (pictured), the Egyptian Antiquities Ministry announced (Source: The Daily Mail). “From the country’s enormous riches to its complex religious rituals, there is an enduring fascination with Ancient Egypt. But […]

NEWS: Ramesside tomb of Egypt’s royal ambassador discovered at Saqqara

NEWS: Ramesside tomb of Egypt’s royal ambassador discovered at Saqqara

New Kingdom tomb discovered at Old Kingdom site at Saqqara, a find that officials say will transform the location into an even greater tourist attraction (Source: Ahram Online). “Journalists, photographers and top officials flocked to a site south of Unas Pyramid causeway at Saqqara necropolis on Thursday to admire a newly discovered tomb that, according […]