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Thursday Photo

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Tuesday Tomb – KV23

Tuesday Tomb – KV23

  KV23 is the Theban tomb of Ay, the penultimate pharaoh of the Eighteenth Dynasty. Ay rose to prominence under Akhenaten and was permitted to build himself a tomb at Amarna. By this stage, he had risen to the very high rank of ‘Overseer of all of the horses of his Majesty’. He rose again […]

NEWS: American archaeologists discover inscribed stelae at ancient mining site

NEWS: American archaeologists discover inscribed stelae at ancient mining site

 “Dr. Mamdouh El Damaty, Minister of Antiquities, announced today the discovery of three Middle Kingdom steles bear important inscriptions. The discovery is a result of the American-Egyptian expedition led by Dr. Kate Liszka and Bryan Kraemer in Wadi El-Hudi area.  Wadi El-Hudi is an area 35km southeast of Aswan that is made up of many […]

Hello, mummy!

Hello, mummy!

This week’s instalment focuses on another of the Ramesside kings, Ramesses III. Ramesses III was the second pharaoh of the Twentieth Dynasty. He was the son of Setnakhte who was king before him. He had many children including three future kings: Ramesses IV, Ramesses VI, and Ramesses VIII. Ramesses III ruled for around 31 years […]

NEWS: New excavations in the Valley of the Kings

NEWS: New excavations in the Valley of the Kings

 “Dr. Mamdouh El Damaty told Luxor Times today that an Egyptian mission will start excavation in the valley of the Kings on the 1st of August. This will be the second time in history for an Egyptian mission to excavate in the Pharaohs’ burial place for over 500 years. The first mission was led by […]

Thursday Photo

Thursday Photo

  This week’s photo is courtesy of the Franck Goddio Facebook page.

NEWS: New archaeological discoveries at the Red Sea coast

“Antiquities Minister, Dr. Mamdouh Eldamaty declared the discovery of two stelae that could be attributed, one to the Middle Kingdom and the other to the transition from the Second Intermediate Period to the New Kingdom. The discovery was made within the framework of the Berenike Project, run by the Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology University […]