Dozens of journalists, photographers, TV anchors as well as top government officials at the Ministry of State for Antiquities (MSA) gathered Thursday at a large tent erected at the void area in front of the Khafre pyramid in Giza to celebrate the official re-inauguration of Egypt's second largest pyramid and six Old Kingdom royal and noblemen tombs.
The Minister of State for Antiquities Mohamed Ibrahim led a tour around the Giza plateau to monitor work being done on the Sphinx’s Valley Temple and Mit-Rahina archaeological site, as part of the lead up to the second phase of the Giza Plateau Development Project due to be launched in March.
Today the limestone blocks, consisting of 41 panels that have covered the boat pit for 4,500 years, were removed and the boat’s wooden beams extracted one by one to a special warehouse in order to be reassembled as it would have looked in ancient times.
A delegation from Waseda University has completed its exploratory research along with the Japanese Institute for Restoration Research, and is prepared to lift a stone cover, consisting of 40 panels, on the southern side of Khufu pyramid.
The hieroglyphs that have been found by a small robot named Djedi last month in Egypt's Great Pyramid of Giza are just numbers, according to a mathematical analysis.
Pictures from inside the Great Pyramid of Khufu, gathered by a robot explorer have been published. The pictures have revealed painted hieroglyphs beyond a narrow tunnel and lines that may have been made by stonemasons. The 4500-year-old markings, seen on video images gathered by the Djedi robot expedition, may give clues to how this part of the pyramid was built.
Polish archaeologists working in Egypt have discovered the burial places of some 400 people dating back to 1 BC or even earlier. The group working under Marek Lehner informed that the discovered graves were very poorly equipped with barely any artefacts in them, which leads the archaeologists to think that those buried there were people from the lowest echelons of the Egyptian society.
A team of Egyptian archaeologists has uncovered the remains of a 3,400-year-old wall on the Giza plateau that once protected the Sphinx from desert winds. The two sections of mud-brick wall, which stretch for 132 meters in total, have been dated to the reign of Thutmose IV. The team also uncovered a third, older section of wall that is believed to be part of a settlement for priests and officials overseeing the mortuary cult of the pharaoh Khafre.
Archaeologists have discovered a tomb dating back 4,500 years near Cairo. The tomb belonged to a priest who lived during the Fifth Dynasty (2374BC-2513BC). The priest was responsible for the cult in the temple belonging to the Chephren pyramid.
Egyptian archaeologists discovered a new set of tombs belonging to the workers who built the great pyramids. The most important new tomb discovered belonged to a man named Idu and the statement described it as rectangular in structure, with a plaster covered mud brick outside casing.The tomb also featured burial shafts encased in white limestone. Further grave sites were found around the main tomb, including burial shafts containing skeletons and clay pots.