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NEWS: Rare old Kingdom statue discovered in Aswan

NEWS: Rare old Kingdom statue discovered in Aswan

  “Dr. Mamdouh El Damaty, Minister of Antiquities, has announced the discovery of lower part of a royal statue showing the name of King “Sahure”, second King of the 5th Dynasty in the Old Kingdom. The statue block was unearthed during the excavations of the Belgian mission at El-Kab (15km north of Edfu) in the […]

NEWS: British archaeologists discover Old Kingdom mastaba in Delta

NEWS: British archaeologists discover Old Kingdom mastaba in Delta

  “The Egypt Exploration Society mission has unearthed King Khaba of 3rd Dynasty’s (ruled for 6 years) mastaba in Quesna, Minufiya governorate in the Delta. Dr. Mamdouh El Damaty, Minister of Antiquities said “It is the first time to discover an Old Kingdom tomb in Quesna which is known for Roman period antiquities.”    Dr. Joanne […]

NEWS: Russian archaeologists unearth ‘white walls’ of ancient Memphis

NEWS: Russian archaeologists unearth ‘white walls’ of ancient Memphis

  “A team of Russian archeologists working in Saqqara near Egypt’s Cairo discovered the remains of the so-called “The White Wall” of the ancient Egyptian capital Memphis. Its Ancient Egyptian name was Inbu-Hedj which is translated as “The White Walls.” According to Egyptian Antiquities Minister Mamdouh al-Damati, the finding of the great historic site was made near the town of Mit Rahina, 20 kilometers […]

NEWS: Royal chapel discovered in Heliopolis

NEWS: Royal chapel discovered in Heliopolis

“Dr. Mamdouh El Damaty, Minister of Antiquities, announced on 14th April 2015 that the Egyptian-German mission working at Heliopolis temple discovered the lower part of a chapel dated back to the reign of Nectanebo I, 30th Dynasty.  The chapel lower part is a group of inscribed basalt stone blocks beside a part of a royal statue bears […]