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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 […]

NEWS: Burial chamber discovered in Asasif on Luxor’s west bank

NEWS: Burial chamber discovered in Asasif on Luxor’s west bank

“During excavation and cleaning work carried out in the tomb of the 25th Dynasty Thebes Mayor Karabasken in south Asasif, on Luxor’s west bank, the Egyptian American South Asasif Conservation Project discovered his burial chamber and sarcophagus. “The sarcophagus is a unique example of Kushite sarcophagi in an elite tomb,” Mahmoud Affifi, head of the […]

NEWS: Polish archaeologists studied a unique necropolis in Egypt

NEWS: Polish archaeologists studied a unique necropolis in Egypt

“Archaeologists have summed up the 10-year study of an unusual cemetery, which was founded in the times of unrest in Egypt – the so-called Third Intermediate Period, when the power in Egypt was taken over by the kings who came from Libya, and then from the Nubian kingdom of Kush, which is today’s Sudan. The […]

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, […]