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NEWS: Barque station of Queen Hatshepsut discovered on Elephantine island

NEWS: Barque station of Queen Hatshepsut discovered on Elephantine island

“Archaeologists have announced the discovery of an ancient building believed to be a barque station from the time of Queen Hatshepsut. The station, comprising of a number of stone blocks was unearthed by the German Archaeological Institute during excavations on Elephantine Island. Ancient Egyptian barques were a type of boat used from Egypt’s earliest recorded […]

NEWS: Swiss archaeologists discover New Kingdom stela at Elephantine

NEWS: Swiss archaeologists discover New Kingdom stela at Elephantine

 “The Swiss mission working at Elephantine island and directed by Dr. Cornelius von Pilgrim, succeeded in discovering an Old Kingdom statue of Prince “Heqaib” and another statue for unidentified person as well as an offering stele dated to 18th Dynasty, New Kingdom. The sandstone stele measures 40 cm width by 60cm height. According to Dr. Mahmoud […]