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6th-dynasty obelisk found in Egypt

An 8'-long piece of an Old Kingdom obelisk has been found in Saqqara, Egypt. A Swiss-French archaeological mission at the Saqqara necropolis, directed by Professor Philippe Collombert from the University of Geneva, has unearthed the upper part of an Old Kingdom obelisk that belonged to Queen Ankhnespepy II, the mother of

15,000-year-old rock art found in Egypt

Researchers working in Egypt have found panels of 15,000-year-old rock art in the Subeira Valley. Mostafa Waziri, secretary-general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, explained that the markings can be dated to the late pre-Dynastic era, and were found engraved on sandstone rocks. They depict scenes of troops of renowned animals

Roman-era tombs uncovered in Egypt

Five Roman-era tombs have been found at the Beir Al-Shaghala necropolis in Egypt. The first tomb has an entrance leading to a rectangular hall with two burial chambers while the second has a vaulted ceiling and its entrance leads to a burial chamber. The third tomb is a pyramid-shaped tomb. The mission

Medieval graffiti discovered in Egypt

Medieval graffiti has been found engraved on the walls of a cave in southeastern Egypt. Deputy Minister of Antiquities Mohamed Abdellatif told Ahram Online that studies reveals that the cave was a rest house for pilgrims, traders and passengers who used it to protect themselves from the hot weather during their

Roman floor uncovered in Alexandria

A Roman floor has been unearthed in the Moharam Bek district of Alexandria in Egypt. Aymen Ashmawi, the head of Ancient Egyptian Antiquities Section, explained that the floor mosaic is unique in Egypt but similar mosaics have been found in several areas in Rome, including the Baths of Trajan and Hadrian’s

6th century medical manuscript found in Egypt

A 6th century medical recipe has been found in Egypt by the monks of St. Catherine's Monastery in South Sinai. Mohammed Abdel-Latif, assistant minister of antiquities for archaeological sites, explained that the discovered manuscript is one of those known as "Palmesit" manuscripts, dating to the 6th century AD. The manuscript is

Predynastic inscriptions found in Egypt

Inscriptions believed to be up to 6,000 years old have been found near the village of El-Khawy by a team of researchers from Yale University and Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities. Mahmoud Afifi, head of the Ancient Egyptian Antiquities Section at the ministry explained that the site is composed of several panels

2,300-year-old engraved block recovered from illegal excavation in Egypt

A stone engraved with the cartouche of a 30th-Dynasty King has been recovered from an illegal excavation in Egypt. An Egyptian archaeological committee from Al-Belinna inspectorate in the Sohag town of Abydos found a stone block engraved with the cartouche of the 30th Dynasty King Nectanebo II during the inspection of an

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