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NEWS: Archaeologists unearth statue of Queen Tiye in Egypt’s Luxor

NEWS: Archaeologists unearth statue of Queen Tiye in Egypt’s Luxor

“A unique statue, possibly of Queen Tiye, the wife of King Amenhotep III and grandmother of King Tutankhamun, has been unearthed at her husband’s funerary temple in Kom El-Hittan on Luxor’s west bank. The exciting find was made by the European-Egyptian mission, working under the umbrella of the German Archaeological Institute. Minister of Antiquities Khaled […]

NEWS: Intact tomb uncovered in Aswan

NEWS: Intact tomb uncovered in Aswan

“The Spanish Archaeological Mission in Qubbet El-Hawa, west Aswan, has discovered an intact structure where the brother of one of the most important governors of the 12th Dynasty, Sarenput II, was buried. Mahmoud Afifi, head of Ancient Egyptian Antiquities Department, described the discovery as “important” not only for the richness of the burial chamber, but […]

Event: Peek Inside the New ‘Mummies’ Exhibition at the Museum of Natural History

Event: Peek Inside the New ‘Mummies’ Exhibition at the Museum of Natural History

“Mummies in real life can be just as captivating as the ones in the movies — particularly when you can see their insides. That’s the point of “Mummies,” a new exhibition at the American Museum of Natural History opening on March 20. On tour from the Field Museum in Chicago, the exhibit not only showcases the ritually […]

NEWS: Newly discovered royal colossus believed to be of Psammetich I not Ramesses II

NEWS: Newly discovered royal colossus believed to be of Psammetich I not Ramesses II

“The Ministry of Antiquities tonight announced the probable identity of the royal colossus discovered last week in Matariya district, Cairo (ancient Heliopolis). Few Hieroglyphic signed and initial studies carried out on fragments of the colossus reveal that it belongs to king Psammetich I (664-610 BC) 26th Dynasty. The torso’s back-pillar has preserved one of the […]