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Sculpture of Queen Ankhnespepy II discovered at Saqqara

A wooden sculpture of Queen Ankhnespepy II has been unearthed near her pyramid at Saqqara. A French-Swiss archaeological team have unearthed the head of a wooden statute of Queen Ankhnespepy II (6th Dynasty, Old Kingdom, around 2350 BC), near her pyramid in the Saqqara area in Giza. Mostafa Waziri, secretary-general of the

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

Dog catacomb with 8 million mummies surveyed at Saqqara

Researchers have surveyed a dog catacomb containing 8million dog mummies found near the temple of Anubis at Saqqara in Egypt. In ancient Egypt, so many people worshiped Anubis, the jackal-headed god of death, that the catacombs next to his sacred temple once held nearly 8 million mummified puppies and grown dogs,

Temple-shaped New Kingdom tomb found at Saqqara

A New Kingdom tomb dating back to 1100 B.C. has been found at Saqqara in Egypt. Archaeologists from Cairo University stumbled upon what is believed to be the tomb of Paser – Egypt’s royal ambassador to foreign countries during the late Ramesside period as well as the army archives holder. The tomb

Rock-hewn painted tombs found in Egypt

Two rock-hewn painted tombs have been uncovered at Saqqara, Egypt. The tombs, one of which was intact and contained offering jars and other grave goods, belonged to a senior official called Shendwa and his son, Khonsu, according to the Supreme Council of Antiquities. Both men lived in the Sixth Dynasty,

Huge tomb found in ancient Egyptian burial ground

Archaeologists in Egypt have unearthed the largest tomb yet found in the ancient Saqqara necropolis. One of two tombs found, which were carved out of stone, consists of a vast chamber that branches off into many alcoves. One alcove contained skeletons and pottery, and led to another chamber with a seven-metre-deep