Tag Archive | New Kingdom

NEWS: King Tut’s Wife May Be Buried in Newly Discovered Tomb

NEWS: King Tut’s Wife May Be Buried in Newly Discovered Tomb

“Famed archaeologist Zahi Hawass and his team say they’ve found evidence of a tomb that could belong to King Tut’s wife.   The archaeologists eventually plan to excavate the new tomb, which is located near the tomb of the pharaoh Ay (1327-1323 B.C.) in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings, Hawass told Live Science. “We are […]

NEWS: Three day Tutankhamun conference to start in Egypt Friday

NEWS: Three day Tutankhamun conference to start in Egypt Friday

“A three-day conference will host on Friday a large number of local and international Egyptologists and scholars from all over the globe to discuss King Tutankhamun and his treasured funerary collection, Egypt’s Minister of Antiquities Khaled El-Enany told Ahram Online on Thursday. Tarek Tawfik, the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) general supervisor, said that the GEM’s […]

NEWS: No more surveys on Tutankhamun’s tomb until project discussed 8 May

NEWS: No more surveys on Tutankhamun’s tomb until project discussed 8 May

“Minister of Antiquities Khaled El-Enany did not stop a radar survey on King Tutankhamun’s burial chamber, as rumoured, but rather postponed all works inside the tomb until a scientific discussion is held 8 May. Egypt’s Minister of Antiquities Khaled El-Enany did not stop radar surveys on King Tutankhamun’s tomb upon the request of former minister […]

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: Anticipation grows at possibility of Tutankhamun tomb’s hidden chambers

NEWS: Anticipation grows at possibility of Tutankhamun tomb’s hidden chambers

 “Antiquities minister Mamdouh Eldamaty announced on Monday that the first examinations carried out by himself and British archeologist Nicholas Reeves in Luxor on Tutankhamun’s tomb have revealed that the tomb’s northern and western walls both hide chambers. There are scratching and markings on both walls like those found on the entrance gate of Tutankhamun’s tomb […]