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New Kingdom statues uncovered in Cairo

Two New Kingdom statues have been found in Cairo at the site of the Ramses II temple. The statues were found in parts in the vicinity of the King Ramses II temple in the temple precinct of ancient Heliopolis, also known as “Oun,” by a German-Egyptian archaeological mission. Mahmoud Afifi, Head of

2,400-year-old temple discovered in Cairo

The remains of an ancient Egyptian temple have been found in Cairo. “The finds were discovered during the ongoing excavation work carried out by an Egyptian-German archaeology mission. The shrine belonged to the 30th Dynasty Pharaoh Nectanebo I (379 B.C.-360 B.C.,)” said Damaty. The mission also unearthed remains of limestone colonnade and

Ancient Egyptian shrine found in Cairo

An Egyptian shrine dating back 2,400 years has been unearthed from beneath Cairo's modern districts of Ain Shams and Mataria. “The finds were discovered during the ongoing excavation work carried out by an Egyptian-German archaeology mission. The shrine belonged to the 30th Dynasty Pharaoh Nectanebo I (379 B.C.-360 B.C.,)” said Damaty. Nectanebo

Leather chariot fragments rediscovered in museum storeroom

A collection of 300 leather fragments belonging to an Egyptian Old Kingdom royal chariot have been rediscovered in the storerooms of the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. Ikram describes the discovery as very important and the collection as “extremely rare.” Only a handful of complete chariots are known from ancient Egypt, and

Egyptian stele lists offerings to the gods

A New Kingdom stele, found during construction work in northern Cairo, contains a list of offerings made to the gods during the 18th or 19th dynasty in Egypt. Minister of State for Antiquities Mohamed Ibrahim explained that the newly-discovered stone artefact is the right section of a New Kingdom stele, on

Probing Lake Quarun for Egyptian antiquities

Experts are exploring the depths of Lake Qarun, south of Cairo, with remote sensing radar in an attempt to find sunken artifacts. Antiquities supremo Zahi Hawass said the work was launched a few days ago. "It is the first time ever that the antiquities department carries out an archaeological mission

Egyptian queen’s burial chamber unearthed

A 4,000-year-old burial chamber which belongs to an ancient Egyptian queen has been found outside Cairo. The necropolis of Saqqara outside Cairo has yielded a string of new discoveries as 10 different teams excavate a previously untouched area of these burial grounds were used continuously for more than 2,000

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