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Mummy identified as Pharaoh’s foster brother

Researchers in Italy believe an Egyptian mummy may be that of Amenhotep II's foster brother. The mummy, now reduced to a skeleton, is believed to be that of Qenamun, the chief steward of Amenhotep II (about 1427โ€“1400 B.C.) who was the 7th Pharaoh of Egypt's 18th Dynasty and likely Tutankhamun's great-great-grandfather. Qenamun

Earliest depiction of a pharaoh rediscovered in Egypt

Archaeologists in Egypt have recognized some rock art found near the Nile River 100 years ago as being the oldest known depiction of a pharaoh. The royal figure at the center of the panel wears the "White Crown," the bowling pin-shaped headpiece that symbolized kingship of southern Egypt, and carries a

The Met buys artifact from collector to return it to Egypt

New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art has purchased part of an ancient Egyptian shrine from an antiquities collector for the sole purpose of returning it to Egypt. SCA head Zahi Hawass hailed the Met's move as a "great deed," singling it out as the first time a museum has bought an

Pharoah’s tombs to disappear within 150-500 years

According to Zahi Hawass, Egypt's head of antiquities, the pharaonic tombs could disappear in 15-500 years if they remain open to tourists. Zahi Hawass said humidity and fungus are eating into the walls of the royal tombs in the huge necropolis on the west bank of the Nile across from Luxor,