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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 […]

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 […]