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Embalming materials found in Luxor

A cache of 3,900-year-old embalming materials have been found in Luxor, Egypt. Mahmoud Afifi, head of the antiquities ministry’s Ancient Egyptian Antiquities Department, said that the jars were first discovered in 1921 and 1922 by American Egyptologist Herbert Winlock inside an auxiliary chamber in the northeast corner of the upper courtyard

Middle-Kingdom garden found in Luxor

A 4,000-year-old funerary garden has been found in the Dra Abul Naga necropolis in Luxor, Egypt. Mahmoud Afifi, head of the Ancient Egyptian Antiquities sector at the Ministry of Antiquities told Ahram Online that the garden was found in the open courtyard of a Middle Kingdom rock-cut tomb and the layout

Statue of Ramesses II re-erected at Luxor

A colossal black granite statue of King Ramesses II has been restored and placed at Luxor Temple’s first pylon. The statue is carved in black granite, weighs 75 tonnes and stands 11 metres tall from the base to the crown. It depicts Ramses II standing, wearing the double crown and posing with

3,500-year-old tomb unearthed in Luxor

Archaeologists working in Luxor have unearthed a major tomb dating back to the 18th dynasty. He said that, despite having been reused in the Late Period, the tomb still contains most of its original funery collection. The contents include well-preserved wooden coffins decorated with coloured scenes, as well as wooden funerary masks

Statue of Queen Tiye found in Luxor

An alabaster statue depicting Queen Tiye, the grandmother of King Tut, has been found in Luxor. A unique statue, possibly of Queen Tiye, the wife of King Amenhotep III and grandmother of King Tutankhamun, has been unearthed at her husband's funerary temple in Kom El-Hittan on Luxor's west bank. The exciting find

Sarcophagus and mummy found in Egypt

A mummy an sarcophagus has been found in a tomb near Luxor in Egypt. The remains were found in a tomb probably dating from between 1075BC and 664BC on the west bank of the Nile, 435 miles (700km) south of Cairo, a statement said. Sarcophagus The mummy, bound with linen stuck together with

Egyptians statues uncovered in Luxor

Statues of Sekhmet and a partial statues of Amenhotep III have been found in Luxor, Egypt. The discovered statues include 3 full statues of Goddes Sekhmet with a lioness head and holding in her right hand an Ankh. As wells an upper part of a statue, lower part of another and

2,500-year-old reused tomb found in Luxor

The tomb of the 26th dynasty rule of Upper Egypt has been found inside the tomb of the ruler of Thebes in the 25th dynasty. "Padibastet could be buried in a shaft inside the court or in a main burial chamber of Karabasken tomb," the head of the mission Elena Pischikova