Tag: Ancient Egypt

Stela of 19th Dynasty King Ramses II discovered

Ancient Egypt Stela discovered. A stela of 19th Dynasty King Ramses II was discovered by an Egyptian mission during work carried out at the San Al-Hagar archaeological site in the Sharqiya governorate. Mostafa el-Waziri, secretary-general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, announced that the stela is carved in red granite and depicts King Ramses II…
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Archaeologists unveil two major discoveries in Upper Egypt’s Tel Edfu and Kom Ombo

New Discoveries in Upper Egypt. A Fifth Dynasty royal administrative complex at Tel Edfu and two Ptolemaic era stelae at the Kom Ombo temple are among the finds Egyptian and American archaeologists unveiled two new discoveries in Aswan, including a royal administrative complex in the ancient Egyptian city of Tel Edfu and a collection of…
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Moving the temple of Ramses II at Abu Simbel

We look back at the temple move of Abu Simbel. The Abu Simbel temples are two massive rock temples at Abu Simbel, a village in Nubia, southern Egypt near the border with Sudan. They are situated on the western bank of Lake Nasser, about 230 km southwest of Aswan (about 300 km by road). The complex is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site known as the “Nubian Monuments”, which…
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Antiquities smugglers to face up to life imprisonment: Amendment

Smugglers to face harsh punishment. CAIRO – 3 January 2018: Parliament’s Media, Culture and Antiquities Committee is preparing a report on an amendment proposed by the government to the antiquities protection law. The amendment is to toughen punishment for smuggling antiquities up to a life sentence and a fine of LE10 million (about $0.56 million).…
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Archaeologists have discovered an oversized inscription.

Archaeologists have discovered an oversized inscription that offers a new glimpse into the early development of the Egyptian writing system. A team led by Yale University Egyptologist John Darnell found the hieroglyphs on a cliff face within view of a desert road north of the ancient city of Elkab. Dating to around 3250 B.C., they were…
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Painted Tombstone Unearthed in Egypt

Painted Tombstone Unearthed in Egypt CAIRO, EGYPT—Ahram Online reports that a team of archaeologists has uncovered several Hellenistic tombs, offering vessels, lamps, and an unusual tombstone at the Al-Abd archaeological site, located within the eastern cemetery of the ancient city of Alexandria. The tombstone is thought to have been installed as a false tomb door in…
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3,500-Year-Old Tombs Uncovered in Egypt. One Has a Mummy

The final resting places of two ancient officials contain colorful grave goods, an elaborate mural, and linen-wrapped human remains. LUXOR, EGYPTEgyptian officials today announced the discovery and excavation of two tombs found in the necropolis of Dra’ Abu el-Naga in Luxor. The tombs, dated to the 18th Dynasty (1550-1292 B.C.) belonged to officials who likely…
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