Gemma Ellen Wood

InENPWW RESEARCH SEMINAR, 23 November 2017

Sacred Landscapes and Legitimation in the New Kingdom Eastern Desert. Anna Garnett (Curator at the Petrie Museum of Archaeology, UCL). The Eastern Desert creates a setting where the mutual interaction between people and the landscape, as expressed though rock art, graffiti and monumental construction, developed over time, leaving behind narrative reminders of their authors’ journeys […]

NEWS: 4000 year old wooden head discovered in Sakkara

NEWS: 4000 year old wooden head discovered in Sakkara

“A wooden head, probably of the sixth dynasty queen Ankhnespepy II, has been unearthed in the area located to the east of her Pyramid in Sakkara necropolis during excavation work carried out by a French-Swiss team from Geneva University. Dr. Mostafa Waziry, Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities announced today.  Dr. Waziry explains that […]

NEWS: Czech archaeologists discover Ramses II temple remains south of Cairo

NEWS: Czech archaeologists discover Ramses II temple remains south of Cairo

“The Egyptian-Czech Archaeological Mission uncovered remains of King Ramses II Temple during the excavation works carried out at Abusir. Dr. Mostafa Waziry, Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of
 Antiquities announced the discovery. Dr. Waziry explains that the discovery comes after the mission had found in 2012
archaeological evidences that shows the existence of a temple in […]

NEWS: Old Kingdom pyramid peak discovered in Saqqara

NEWS: Old Kingdom pyramid peak discovered in Saqqara

“A Swiss-French archaeological mission directed by Professor Philippe Collombert from the University of Geneva has unearthed a large granite pyramidion, or pyramid peak, probably belonging Queen Ankhnespepy II, in the Saqqara necropolis. This is the second discovery in a week by the Swiss-French mission, according to the secretary-general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, Mostafa […]

NEWS: The lower part of 26th Dynasty king Psamtik I colossus uncovered in Cairo’s Matariya

NEWS: The lower part of 26th Dynasty king Psamtik I colossus uncovered in Cairo’s Matariya

“The Egyptian-German Archaeological Mission uncovered most of the remaining parts of the recently discovered colossus of 26th Dynasty King Psamtik I (664-610 BC) while excavating at the temple of Heliopolis in the Souk Al-Khamis area of Matariya district in east Cairo. Aymen Ashmawy, head of the Ancient Egyptian Antiquities Department and leader of the Egyptian […]

NEWS: Archaeologists unearth largest-ever discovered obelisk fragment from Egypt’s Old Kingdom

NEWS: Archaeologists unearth largest-ever discovered obelisk fragment from Egypt’s Old Kingdom

“A Swiss-French archaeological mission at the Saqqara necropolis, directed by Professor Philippe Collombert from the University of Geneva, has unearthed the upper part of an Old Kingdom obelisk that belonged to Queen Ankhnespepy II, the mother of King Pepy II (6th Dynasty, Old Kingdom, around 2350 BC). Collombert said that the part of the obelisk […]

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 […]