Tag Archive | archaeology

NEWS: Six New Kingdom Statues Found in Aswan

NEWS: Six New Kingdom Statues Found in Aswan

“Antiquities Minister Dr. Mamdouh Eldamaty announced today the discovery of 6 rock cut statues inside the chapels 30 and 31 in Gebel Elselsela Area- North Aswan. The discovery was made during the excavation works performed by Lund University Mission – Sweden headed by Dr. Maria Nilsson and Dr. John Ward. Eldamaty said that this is […]

NEWS: ’90 percent chance of hidden rooms in Tut tomb’, Egypt says

NEWS: ’90 percent chance of hidden rooms in Tut tomb’, Egypt says

 “Egypt said there is a 90 percent chance that hidden chambers will be found within King Tutankhamun’s tomb, based on the preliminary results of a new exploration of the 3,300-year-old mausoleum. Researchers say the discovery of a new chamber could shine new light on one of ancient Egypt’s most turbulent times, and one prominent researcher […]

NEWS: Tutankhamun unmasked?

NEWS: Tutankhamun unmasked?

 “Before being published in a scientific journal in December, British Egyptologist Nicholas Reeves, from Arizona University, sent Al-Ahram Weekly an advance copy of his article on the original name inscribed on Tutankhamun’s mask. Entitled “The Gold Mask of Ankhkheperure Neferneferuaten” Reeves relates that an essay was behind his first doubts about King Tutankhamun’s possession of […]

NEWS: Radar scans in King Tut’s tomb suggest hidden chambers

NEWS: Radar scans in King Tut’s tomb suggest hidden chambers

 “After two days of radar scans in the tomb of Tutankhamun, archaeologists have concluded that preliminary examination of the data provides evidence that unopened sections lie behind two hidden doorways in the pharaoh’s underground burial chamber. The results, announced Saturday morning at a news conference in Luxor, bolster the theory of Nicholas Reeves, a British […]

NEWS: ‘Well-preserved’ sarcophagus of 22nd dynasty nobleman unearthed in Egypt’s Luxor

NEWS: ‘Well-preserved’ sarcophagus of 22nd dynasty nobleman unearthed in Egypt’s Luxor

 “During [Thursday’s] inspection tour in Luxor’s West Bank around the tomb of the 22nd dynasty’s Amenhotep-Hwi (TT28), Minister of Antiquities Mamdouh Eldamaty announced the discovery of the sarcophagus of a 22nd dynasty nobleman named Ankh-If-Khonsu. Eldamaty explained that the sarcophagus was found to be well preserved and in excellent condition after being unearthed from a […]

NEWS: Parts of King Nectanebo I’s shrine uncovered in Cairo

NEWS: Parts of King Nectanebo I’s shrine uncovered in Cairo

“Minister of Antiquities Mamdouh Eldamaty told Ahram Online that the mission also uncovered small limestone blocks of a number of columns and the ceiling of the temple of 30th Dynasty King Nectanebo I. The ceiling is decorated with stars. Parts of Kings Meneptah and Nectanebo I statues were also found along with a collection of […]

NEWS: Tutankhamun’s treasures may have originally belonged to his stepmother

NEWS: Tutankhamun’s treasures may have originally belonged to his stepmother

 “Reeves announces in a press conference held today that Tutankhamun’s gold funerary mask originally belonged to Queen Nefertiti. During the press conference held Thursday at the State Information Authority in Heliopolis, archaeologist Nicholas Reeves announced that the gold funerary mask belonging to the boy king was originally made for his stepmother Nefertiti. Reeves, who believes […]