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New Kingdom tombs found near Aswan

More than 12 New Kingdom tombs have been found near Aswan in Egypt. The majority of the tombs excavated so far – with the main exception of two infant burials – had been plundered in antiquity and left neglected without further disturbance, covered by up to three metres of Nile silt,

Ancient Egyptian causeway found in Aswan

A causeway leading to the tomb of Sarenput I has been found at the Qubbet El-Hawa necropolis. Mahmoud Afifi, head of the Ancient Egyptian Antiquities Department at the Ministry of Antiquities, told Ahram Online that the newly discovered causeway is considered the longest ever found on the western bank of the

Female mummy found in Aswan’s Tombs of the Nobles

The mummified remains of a woman named Sachiny has been found in the Tombs of the Nobles in Aswan, Egypt. The mummy within her inner and outer coffins was discovered during excavations conducted by the mission at the Tombs of Nobles, just west of Aswan, Youm7 website reported. The head of the

Rock-cut figures found in Aswan

Six rock-cut fugures have been found in two New Kingdom chapels in Aswan, Egypt. Mahmoud Afifi, the head of the Ancient Egyptian Antiquities Department, told Ahram Online that the first niche was found at the end of Chapel 30 and bears two figures depicting the chapel’s owner and his wife sitting

Late Period tombs found in Egyptian cemetery

Six tombs dating back to Egypt's Late Period (664-332 B.C.) have been found in a cemetery west of Aswan. The tomb revealed a group of mummies found inside stone and wooden sarcophagi, faience statues representing the four sons of God Horus along with a number of amulets and small wooden statues

Looters caught red handed stealing Egyptian relief panel

Security guards in the Selsela mountain quarries in Aswan, Egypt walked in on four men attempting to steal an ancient relief panel that depicts the fourth ruler of the 19th Dynasty, King Merenptah. Abdel Hamid Maarouf, the head of Egyptian Antiquities Sector, said the work, which measures 120 centimeters by 90

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