Tag Archive | Old Kingdom

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 […]

NEWS: Tomb of Queen Khentkaus III discovered in Abusir

NEWS: Tomb of Queen Khentkaus III discovered in Abusir

(Source: Luxor Times). “The Minister of Antiquities announced today a new discovery of an Old Kingdom tomb in Abusir for a Queen who wasn’t known before called “Khentkaus III” during the excavations of the Czech Institute of Egyptology directed by Dr. Miroslav Barta. The mission unearthed 23 limestone pots as well as 4 copper tools […]

NEWS: Wall painting discovered in Giza tomb

NEWS: Wall painting discovered in Giza tomb

(Source: Archaeology). “A painting has been discovered on the walls of the tomb of Perseneb, a priest and steward who had been buried to the east of the Great Pyramid of Giza during the fifth dynasty, sometime between 2450 and 2350 B.C. “Known since the nineteenth century, the [tomb] could hardly present any new principal […]

NEWS: Fifth Dynasty coffin opened

NEWS: Fifth Dynasty coffin opened

(Source: Luxor Times). “The Czech mission working in Abu Sir directed by Dr. Mirislav Barta discovered a skeleton of a high official called “Nefer” from the time of King “Neferirkare” of the 5th Dynasty. The tomb was discovered last year in November and this season the excavation continued. The mummy was found when the stone […]