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NEWS: The lower part of 26th Dynasty king Psamtik I colossus uncovered in Cairo’s Matariya

NEWS: The lower part of 26th Dynasty king Psamtik I colossus uncovered in Cairo’s Matariya

“The Egyptian-German Archaeological Mission uncovered most of the remaining parts of the recently discovered colossus of 26th Dynasty King Psamtik I (664-610 BC) while excavating at the temple of Heliopolis in the Souk Al-Khamis area of Matariya district in east Cairo. Aymen Ashmawy, head of the Ancient Egyptian Antiquities Department and leader of the Egyptian […]

NEWS: Archaeologists unearth statue of Queen Tiye in Egypt’s Luxor

NEWS: Archaeologists unearth statue of Queen Tiye in Egypt’s Luxor

“A unique statue, possibly of Queen Tiye, the wife of King Amenhotep III and grandmother of King Tutankhamun, has been unearthed at her husband’s funerary temple in Kom El-Hittan on Luxor’s west bank. The exciting find was made by the European-Egyptian mission, working under the umbrella of the German Archaeological Institute. Minister of Antiquities Khaled […]

NEWS: Newly discovered royal colossus believed to be of Psammetich I not Ramesses II

NEWS: Newly discovered royal colossus believed to be of Psammetich I not Ramesses II

“The Ministry of Antiquities tonight announced the probable identity of the royal colossus discovered last week in Matariya district, Cairo (ancient Heliopolis). Few Hieroglyphic signed and initial studies carried out on fragments of the colossus reveal that it belongs to king Psammetich I (664-610 BC) 26th Dynasty. The torso’s back-pillar has preserved one of the […]

NEWS: Parts of King Nectanebo I’s shrine uncovered in Cairo

NEWS: Parts of King Nectanebo I’s shrine uncovered in Cairo

“Minister of Antiquities Mamdouh Eldamaty told Ahram Online that the mission also uncovered small limestone blocks of a number of columns and the ceiling of the temple of 30th Dynasty King Nectanebo I. The ceiling is decorated with stars. Parts of Kings Meneptah and Nectanebo I statues were also found along with a collection of […]

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 […]