Tag Archive | archaeology

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, […]

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: 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: Barque station of Queen Hatshepsut discovered on Elephantine island

NEWS: Barque station of Queen Hatshepsut discovered on Elephantine island

“Archaeologists have announced the discovery of an ancient building believed to be a barque station from the time of Queen Hatshepsut. The station, comprising of a number of stone blocks was unearthed by the German Archaeological Institute during excavations on Elephantine Island. Ancient Egyptian barques were a type of boat used from Egypt’s earliest recorded […]

NEWS: Swiss archaeologists discover New Kingdom stela at Elephantine

NEWS: Swiss archaeologists discover New Kingdom stela at Elephantine

 “The Swiss mission working at Elephantine island and directed by Dr. Cornelius von Pilgrim, succeeded in discovering an Old Kingdom statue of Prince “Heqaib” and another statue for unidentified person as well as an offering stele dated to 18th Dynasty, New Kingdom. The sandstone stele measures 40 cm width by 60cm height. According to Dr. Mahmoud […]