Tag Archive | Old Kingdom

NEWS: 4000 year old wooden head discovered in Sakkara

NEWS: 4000 year old wooden head discovered in Sakkara

“A wooden head, probably of the sixth dynasty queen Ankhnespepy II, has been unearthed in the area located to the east of her Pyramid in Sakkara necropolis during excavation work carried out by a French-Swiss team from Geneva University. Dr. Mostafa Waziry, Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities announced today.  Dr. Waziry explains that […]

NEWS: Old Kingdom pyramid peak discovered in Saqqara

NEWS: Old Kingdom pyramid peak discovered in Saqqara

“A Swiss-French archaeological mission directed by Professor Philippe Collombert from the University of Geneva has unearthed a large granite pyramidion, or pyramid peak, probably belonging Queen Ankhnespepy II, in the Saqqara necropolis. This is the second discovery in a week by the Swiss-French mission, according to the secretary-general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, Mostafa […]

NEWS: Archaeologists unearth largest-ever discovered obelisk fragment from Egypt’s Old Kingdom

NEWS: Archaeologists unearth largest-ever discovered obelisk fragment from Egypt’s Old Kingdom

“A Swiss-French archaeological mission at the Saqqara necropolis, directed by Professor Philippe Collombert from the University of Geneva, has unearthed the upper part of an Old Kingdom obelisk that belonged to Queen Ankhnespepy II, the mother of King Pepy II (6th Dynasty, Old Kingdom, around 2350 BC). Collombert said that the part of the obelisk […]

NEWS: What’s REALLY inside a pyramid: First 3D images created using cosmic particles show hidden tunnels inside mysterious structure

NEWS: What’s REALLY inside a pyramid: First 3D images created using cosmic particles show hidden tunnels inside mysterious structure

“The pyramids of Egypt have held their secrets for more than 4,500 years.  Now, Egyptian and foreign experts have begun unraveling their mysteries with the help of space particles. The team are using ‘cosmic rays’ to create maps that show the internal structures of these ancient wonders – and they say they could hold some […]

NEWS: An Old Kingdom discovery in Edfu

NEWS: An Old Kingdom discovery in Edfu

 “Dr. Mamdouh El Damaty, Minister of Antiquities, announced today a new discovery at Edfu temple.  The discovery has taken place while the team of Edfu inspectors were doing experimental excavations in the front part of the temple in order to implement the second phase of lowering the ground water project funded by USAID. What was discovered? […]

NEWS: Rare old Kingdom statue discovered in Aswan

NEWS: Rare old Kingdom statue discovered in Aswan

  “Dr. Mamdouh El Damaty, Minister of Antiquities, has announced the discovery of lower part of a royal statue showing the name of King “Sahure”, second King of the 5th Dynasty in the Old Kingdom. The statue block was unearthed during the excavations of the Belgian mission at El-Kab (15km north of Edfu) in the […]

NEWS: British archaeologists discover Old Kingdom mastaba in Delta

NEWS: British archaeologists discover Old Kingdom mastaba in Delta

  “The Egypt Exploration Society mission has unearthed King Khaba of 3rd Dynasty’s (ruled for 6 years) mastaba in Quesna, Minufiya governorate in the Delta. Dr. Mamdouh El Damaty, Minister of Antiquities said “It is the first time to discover an Old Kingdom tomb in Quesna which is known for Roman period antiquities.”    Dr. Joanne […]