Tag Archive | Eighteenth Dynasty

Fully discovered by Carter: no more to King Tutankhamun’s tomb

Fully discovered by Carter: no more to King Tutankhamun’s tomb

“High-level geophysics research provides conclusive evidence on the non-existence of hidden chambers adjacent to or inside Tutankhamun’s tomb (KV62). Dr. Mostaf Waziri, Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities announced that the Head of the Italian scientific team Dr. Francesco Porcelli of the Polytechnic University of Turin is to provide all details of the […]

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 […]

Hello, mummy!

Hello, mummy!

‘Hello, mummy!’ returns this week and focuses on a true beauty of the 18th Dynasty, Queen Tiye. Queen Tiye was the Great Royal Wife of Amenhotep III and the mother of the pharaoh Akhenaten. She was also the grandmother of Tutankhamun. Tiye was married to Amenhotep III by Year 2 of his reign but there […]

Tuesday Tomb – Saqqara tomb of Maya and Meryt

Tuesday Tomb – Saqqara tomb of Maya and Meryt

  The Tuesday Tomb returns as a fortnightly feature with the tomb of Maya and Meryt. The Saqqara tomb was the first Egyptian tomb that I ever entered and it is one of my personal favourites. Maya was Overseer of the Treasury and Overseer of Works during the reign of Tutankhamun in the Eighteenth Dynasty. […]

NEWS: Funeral relics of pharaonic singer unearthed at Saqqara necropolis

NEWS: Funeral relics of pharaonic singer unearthed at Saqqara necropolis

Three painted sarcophagi belonging to an Ancient Egyptian singer have been unearthed at Saqqara (Source: Ahram Online). “During excavation works carried out in Bastet cemetery at the Saqqara necropolis just outside Cairo, French archaeologists stumbled upon three wooden sarcophagi belonging to Ta-Ekht, a singer in a sacred choir in the 18th dynasty period (1543–1292 BC). […]

NEWS: Almost 60 royal mummies discovered in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings

NEWS: Almost 60 royal mummies discovered in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings

A huge tomb discovered in the West Bank of the Nile Valley of the Kings in Luxor is seen in this undated Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities handout photo received April 28, 2014 (Source: Ahram Online). “A cache of royal mummies has been unearthed inside a rock-hewn tomb in the Valley of the Kings on […]

NEWS: Eighteenth Dynasty tomb discovered in Luxor

NEWS: Eighteenth Dynasty tomb discovered in Luxor

Scenes decorating the interior of the tomb (Source: The Min Project). “Dr. Mohamed Ibrahim, Minister of Antiquities announced today a new discovery in Luxor. The discovery is a tomb of an high official called “Maai” from the 18th Dynasty, and was discovered by the Spanish-Italian mission working in Sheikh Abd Qurna on the West Bank. […]