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NEWS: Burial chamber discovered in Asasif on Luxor’s west bank

NEWS: Burial chamber discovered in Asasif on Luxor’s west bank

“During excavation and cleaning work carried out in the tomb of the 25th Dynasty Thebes Mayor Karabasken in south Asasif, on Luxor’s west bank, the Egyptian American South Asasif Conservation Project discovered his burial chamber and sarcophagus. “The sarcophagus is a unique example of Kushite sarcophagi in an elite tomb,” Mahmoud Affifi, head of the […]

NEWS: Outcomes of the Second International Tutankhamun Conference

NEWS: Outcomes of the Second International Tutankhamun Conference

“‘It is essential to perform more scans using other devices atthe Tutankhamun Tomb (KV62) at the Valley of the Kings- Luxor using more technical and scientific methods and radar devices’ is one of a number of recommendations reached at the end of the Second International Tutankhamun Conference that was held today (May 8th 2016) at […]

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: Tutankhamun tomb has numerous secret chambers, Egyptian official says after Japanese study that could shed light on Nefertiti’s resting place

NEWS: Tutankhamun tomb has numerous secret chambers, Egyptian official says after Japanese study that could shed light on Nefertiti’s resting place

 “Egyptian ministers have previously promised that the chamber would be ‘full of treasures’ and could be ‘the discovery of the 21st century’ There are two previously secret chambers hidden in King Tutankhamun’s tomb, Egyptian officials have said. Hidden behind the walls of the Egyptian tomb are secret chambers, which could be “full of treasures”, according […]

NEWS: ’90 percent chance of hidden rooms in Tut tomb’, Egypt says

NEWS: ’90 percent chance of hidden rooms in Tut tomb’, Egypt says

 “Egypt said there is a 90 percent chance that hidden chambers will be found within King Tutankhamun’s tomb, based on the preliminary results of a new exploration of the 3,300-year-old mausoleum. Researchers say the discovery of a new chamber could shine new light on one of ancient Egypt’s most turbulent times, and one prominent researcher […]

NEWS: Radar scans in King Tut’s tomb suggest hidden chambers

NEWS: Radar scans in King Tut’s tomb suggest hidden chambers

 “After two days of radar scans in the tomb of Tutankhamun, archaeologists have concluded that preliminary examination of the data provides evidence that unopened sections lie behind two hidden doorways in the pharaoh’s underground burial chamber. The results, announced Saturday morning at a news conference in Luxor, bolster the theory of Nicholas Reeves, a British […]

NEWS: Tutankhamun’s treasures may have originally belonged to his stepmother

NEWS: Tutankhamun’s treasures may have originally belonged to his stepmother

 “Reeves announces in a press conference held today that Tutankhamun’s gold funerary mask originally belonged to Queen Nefertiti. During the press conference held Thursday at the State Information Authority in Heliopolis, archaeologist Nicholas Reeves announced that the gold funerary mask belonging to the boy king was originally made for his stepmother Nefertiti. Reeves, who believes […]