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NEWS: Mummy of ‘very important’ female figure discovered in Aswan

NEWS: Mummy of ‘very important’ female figure discovered in Aswan

“Spanish excavators from Jaén University discovered the 12th dynasty mummy of an Egyptian noblewoman named Sattjeni during excavation work at the Qubbet El-Hawa necropolis west of Aswan. Mahmoud Afifi, head of the Ancient Egyptian Department at the Ministry of Antiquities, said that Sattjeni was the mother of two renowned Elephantine governors, Heqaib III and Amaeny-Seneb, […]

NEWS: Outcomes of the Second International Tutankhamun Conference

NEWS: Outcomes of the Second International Tutankhamun Conference

“‘It is essential to perform more scans using other devices atthe Tutankhamun Tomb (KV62) at the Valley of the Kings- Luxor using more technical and scientific methods and radar devices’ is one of a number of recommendations reached at the end of the Second International Tutankhamun Conference that was held today (May 8th 2016) at […]

NEWS: Three day Tutankhamun conference to start in Egypt Friday

NEWS: Three day Tutankhamun conference to start in Egypt Friday

“A three-day conference will host on Friday a large number of local and international Egyptologists and scholars from all over the globe to discuss King Tutankhamun and his treasured funerary collection, Egypt’s Minister of Antiquities Khaled El-Enany told Ahram Online on Thursday. Tarek Tawfik, the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) general supervisor, said that the GEM’s […]

NEWS: What’s REALLY inside a pyramid: First 3D images created using cosmic particles show hidden tunnels inside mysterious structure

NEWS: What’s REALLY inside a pyramid: First 3D images created using cosmic particles show hidden tunnels inside mysterious structure

“The pyramids of Egypt have held their secrets for more than 4,500 years.  Now, Egyptian and foreign experts have begun unraveling their mysteries with the help of space particles. The team are using ‘cosmic rays’ to create maps that show the internal structures of these ancient wonders – and they say they could hold some […]

NEWS: No more surveys on Tutankhamun’s tomb until project discussed 8 May

NEWS: No more surveys on Tutankhamun’s tomb until project discussed 8 May

“Minister of Antiquities Khaled El-Enany did not stop a radar survey on King Tutankhamun’s burial chamber, as rumoured, but rather postponed all works inside the tomb until a scientific discussion is held 8 May. Egypt’s Minister of Antiquities Khaled El-Enany did not stop radar surveys on King Tutankhamun’s tomb upon the request of former minister […]