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NEWS: Zahi Hawass announces two archaeological discoveries by his team in Luxor

NEWS: Zahi Hawass announces two archaeological discoveries by his team in Luxor

“Egyptologist Zahi Hawass has announced two new archaeological discoveries made by an Egyptian expedition which he is heading in Luxor. One discovery was in the West Valley, also known as the Valley of the Monkeys, and the other was in the East Valley, which contains the famous pharaonic tombs. He made the announcement during a […]

NEWS: Ancient Egyptian Mayor’s Tomb Discovered in Luxor

NEWS: Ancient Egyptian Mayor’s Tomb Discovered in Luxor

A tomb belonging to an high official held many titles including Mayor, Royal Seal Bearer and Prince who was called “Djehuty Shed Sou” has been discovered in Dra’ Abu el-Naga site on the West Bank of Luxor city in Upper Egypt, Minister of Antiquities Khaled el Anani announced Thursday.

NEWS: Discovery of an Ancient Egyptian Woman’s Teeth Reveals She Had a Surprising Profession

NEWS: Discovery of an Ancient Egyptian Woman’s Teeth Reveals She Had a Surprising Profession

“When we study ancient societies, it can sometimes be difficult to tell who fulfilled which of the various day-to-day roles. For Ancient Egypt, we have a wealth of information, including pictorial records along with sculptures and figurines, buried with the deceased so they could have workers in the afterlife.But these depictions can be idealised, or […]

NEWS: Huge discovery as sarcophagus opened after 2,500 years

NEWS: Huge discovery as sarcophagus opened after 2,500 years

The remains of a 2,500-year-old ancient Egyptian high priest have been uncovered by archaeologists.

NEWS: Ancient Egyptian sarcophagus to be opened on live TV

NEWS: Ancient Egyptian sarcophagus to be opened on live TV

“A sarcophagus believed to contain an Egyptian nobleman will be opened on live TV during a special broadcast by the American channel Discovery. The two-hour “Expedition Unknown: Egypt Live” will air Sunday night (0000 GMT Monday) from the site outside Minya, which is along the Nile River south of Cairo and its Giza pyramids. Egypt […]

NEWS: Ptolemaic rock-cut tombs discovered in Alexandria

NEWS: Ptolemaic rock-cut tombs discovered in Alexandria

“An Egyptian team of archaeologists directed by Fahima El Nahas (General Director of Excavations in Alexandria) discovered a part of the west cemetery of Ptolemaic Alexandria. The discovery took place during the excavation work at the site before allowing the building of a modern wall in the railways workshops in Gebel El-Zaytoun in Alexandria. Dr. […]

InENPWW RESEARCH SEMINAR, 23 November 2017

Sacred Landscapes and Legitimation in the New Kingdom Eastern Desert. Anna Garnett (Curator at the Petrie Museum of Archaeology, UCL). The Eastern Desert creates a setting where the mutual interaction between people and the landscape, as expressed though rock art, graffiti and monumental construction, developed over time, leaving behind narrative reminders of their authors’ journeys […]