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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

Pharaonic rock carvings found in Egyptian quarry

Rock inscriptions depicting the transfer of two obelisks from a quarry has been found at Gebel el Silsila in Egypt. “The work technique shows a notable cooperation among the workers and the workshops at the quarry. The scenes of the rocks, which were precisely cut, confirm the advanced skills of ancient

Zahi Hawass expresses concern over Central Park Egyptian obelisk

Zahi Hawass, the Secretary General of The Supreme Council of Antiquities in Egypt, has sent a concerned letter to the mayor of New York City and the president of the Central Park Conservancy to express his concern that not enough care is being given to preserve Cleopatra's Needle. I write to