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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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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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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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Three New Ancient Tombs Discovered in Egypt

The Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities has announced the discovery of three rock-cut tombs in northeast Egypt, each more than 2,000 years old. The trio of tombs were found about 125 miles south of Cairo, in an area called El-Kamin El-Sahrawi near the city of Samalut. Ministry officials told the Egyptian news outlet Ahram Online that…
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