Tag Archive | archaeology

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, […]

NEWS: Discovery of a new archaeological necropolis in Luxor

NEWS: Discovery of a new archaeological necropolis in Luxor

“Khaled Al-Anani; Minister of Antiquities and Mohamed Badr, governor of Luxor, announced the discovery of a new archaeological necropolis in Luxor city.  According to Anani in a press release, a press conference will be held on September 9 to reveal more details about the new discovery.  In an earlier statement, the head of the Luxor […]

NEWS: Three Ptolemaic tombs found in Al-Kamin Al-Sahrawi

“During excavation work carried out at Al-Kamin Al-Sahrawi area, south east of Samalout Town in Al-Menia Governorate,an Egyptian archaeological mission from the Ministry of Antiquities discovered three Ptolemaic tombs. Dr. Ayman Ashmawy, Head of the Ancient Egyptian Antiquities Sector at the Ministry explains that inside these tombs, excavators have unearthed a collection of sarcophagi of […]

NEWS: King Tut’s Wife May Be Buried in Newly Discovered Tomb

NEWS: King Tut’s Wife May Be Buried in Newly Discovered Tomb

“Famed archaeologist Zahi Hawass and his team say they’ve found evidence of a tomb that could belong to King Tut’s wife.   The archaeologists eventually plan to excavate the new tomb, which is located near the tomb of the pharaoh Ay (1327-1323 B.C.) in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings, Hawass told Live Science. “We are […]

NEWS: Cachette of 17 mummies unearthed in Egypt’s El-Minya

NEWS: Cachette of 17 mummies unearthed in Egypt’s El-Minya

“Tuna Al-Gabal archaeological site, near Upper Egypt’s El-Minya, buzzed Saturday with journalists who flocked in to catch a glimpse of a newly discovered cachette of mummies, dating from the Late Period. During excavation work in the area, which neighbours the birds and animals necropolis, a mission from Cairo University stumbled this week upon the cachette […]

NEWS: Egyptian mummy’s name revealed after experts carry out project on a coffin lid held at Chiddingstone Castle

NEWS: Egyptian mummy’s name revealed after experts carry out project on a coffin lid held at Chiddingstone Castle

“Experts have lifted the lid on the secrets of a 3,000-year-old Egyptian coffin, part of which is held at a Kent castle. Managers at Chiddingstone Castle have completed their quest to find the name of the person whose mummy had been interred inside the coffin, the lid from which is on display in the castle. […]