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NEWS: Anticipation grows at possibility of Tutankhamun tomb’s hidden chambers

NEWS: Anticipation grows at possibility of Tutankhamun tomb’s hidden chambers

 “Antiquities minister Mamdouh Eldamaty announced on Monday that the first examinations carried out by himself and British archeologist Nicholas Reeves in Luxor on Tutankhamun’s tomb have revealed that the tomb’s northern and western walls both hide chambers. There are scratching and markings on both walls like those found on the entrance gate of Tutankhamun’s tomb […]

Thursday Photo

Thursday Photo

  This week’s photograph is courtesy of B.C. Archaeology.

Museum piece #21

Museum piece #21

 This week’s object is E.6319, a hypocephalus. Hypocephali were part of the mummy adornments. The name literally translates as ‘that which is below the head’. Often made of cloth or papyrus, these disc shaped items were placed beneath the head of the mummy. They were adorned with magical formulae and depictions which were intended to […]

Thursday Photo

Thursday Photo

  

Hello, mummy!

Hello, mummy!

  This week we are getting to know another famous king, Seti II. Seti II, the fifth king of the Nineteenth Dynasty, was the son of the pharaoh Merneptah. This period was characterised by short rules and Seti II’s followed this trend, lasting around six years. However, during his short reign, he had to repel […]

Thursday Photo

Thursday Photo

 This week’s photo is courtesy of Wikipedia.

Tuesday Tomb – KU16

Tuesday Tomb – KU16

 This week we are looking at another tomb at el-Kurru, Sudan – KU16. KU16 is the tomb of the Nubian pharaoh, Tanwetamani. Tanwetamani was the son of Queen Qalhata and the pharaoh Shabaka. He was also the nephew of the pharaoh Taharqo. He ruled Egypt during the Twenty-fifth Dynasty. After the Assyrians appointed Nekau I as […]