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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: Studies on newly discovered pyramid point to 13th Dynasty King Kamaw

NEWS: Studies on newly discovered pyramid point to 13th Dynasty King Kamaw

“Preliminary studies on hieroglyphs found in newly discovered pyramid ruins in the Dahshour necropolis have revealed a cartouche of the 13th Dynasty King Emny Kamaw, Adel Okasha, director-general of the Dahshour necropolis, told Ahram Online. Okasha said that offering texts are engraved on the ruins, as well as a female name of the king’s family. […]

NEWS: Remains of 13th Dynasty pyramid discovered in Dahshur necropolis

NEWS: Remains of 13th Dynasty pyramid discovered in Dahshur necropolis

“The remains of a 13th Dynasty pyramid have been discovered by an Egyptian archaeological mission working in an area to the north of King Senefru’s Bent Pyramid in the Dahshur Necropolis. Mahmoud Afifi, the head of the ancient Egyptian antiquities sector at the antiquities ministry, announced the find, adding that the remains are in a […]

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 […]

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 […]