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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: 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: 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: Tutankhamun tomb has numerous secret chambers, Egyptian official says after Japanese study that could shed light on Nefertiti’s resting place

NEWS: Tutankhamun tomb has numerous secret chambers, Egyptian official says after Japanese study that could shed light on Nefertiti’s resting place

 “Egyptian ministers have previously promised that the chamber would be ‘full of treasures’ and could be ‘the discovery of the 21st century’ There are two previously secret chambers hidden in King Tutankhamun’s tomb, Egyptian officials have said. Hidden behind the walls of the Egyptian tomb are secret chambers, which could be “full of treasures”, according […]

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 […]