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NEWS: Graeco-Roman necropolis discovered in Alexandria

NEWS: Graeco-Roman necropolis discovered in Alexandria

Pots that have been discovered (Source: Ahram Online). “Illegal excavations carried out by tomb raiders underneath a residential house in Alexandria have uncovered a Graeco-Roman necropolis. Minister of Antiquities, Mamdouh Eldamaty, told Ahram Online that the necropolis, in the Gebel Mahran area, includes a collection of tombs called loculi, which are holes engraved in a […]

NEWS: Ancient Al-Amir Wall unearthed in Ismailiya

NEWS: Ancient Al-Amir Wall unearthed in Ismailiya

(Source: Ahram Online). “During development work at an archaeological site near the New Suez Canal archaeologists have uncovered the Middle Kingdom Al-Amir Wall, which was previously only known from ancient documents. Mohamed Abdel-Maqsoud, head of the development project of archaeological sites at the Suez Canal, said that the wall consists of a number of forts […]

NEWS: Tomb of Queen Khentkaus III discovered in Abusir

NEWS: Tomb of Queen Khentkaus III discovered in Abusir

(Source: Luxor Times). “The Minister of Antiquities announced today a new discovery of an Old Kingdom tomb in Abusir for a Queen who wasn’t known before called “Khentkaus III” during the excavations of the Czech Institute of Egyptology directed by Dr. Miroslav Barta. The mission unearthed 23 limestone pots as well as 4 copper tools […]