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NEWS: Gypsum head of King Akhenaten statue unearthed in Egypt’s Minya

NEWS: Gypsum head of King Akhenaten statue unearthed in Egypt’s Minya

“A British-Egyptian archaeological mission from Cambridge University has discovered a gypsum head from a statue of King Akhenaten (around 1300 BC) during excavation work in Tel El-Amarna in Egypt’s Minya governorate. The head – which is 9cm tall, 13.5 cm long and 8 cm wide – was unearthed during excavation work in the first hall […]

NEWS: Amun-re goldsmith tomb uncovered in Draa Abul Naga necropolis on Luxor’s west bank

NEWS: Amun-re goldsmith tomb uncovered in Draa Abul Naga necropolis on Luxor’s west bank

“In a gala ceremony held in Draa Abul-Naga necropolis on Luxor’s West Bank, Minister of Antiquities Khaled El-Enany announced the discovery of an 18th Dynasty tomb of god Amun-Re’s goldsmith, Amenemhat (Kampp 390), and a Middle Kingdom burial shaft for a family. Luxor Governor Mohamed Badr attended the ceremony as well as members of parliament, […]