The Spanish mission in Qubbet el Hawa, directed by Alejandro Jiménez, has opened a hidden, intact, chamber in an earlier found tomb (Qubbet el Hawa 33). In the chamber the mummy of a ca. 26 year old male, a governor of Elephantine, was discovered, burried in two nested (and decorated) coffins. The inner coffin was originally made for a woman, and in perfect condition, the other coffin was damaged by termites. Date is the reign of Amenemhat III.
At the Hyksos fort at Tel El-Yahoud area in Qalioubiya governorate in northern Egypt, an Egyptian excavation mission by the Ministry of State for Antiquities has stumbled upon an ancient Egyptian town from the Middle Kingdom, which dates from approximately 2000 BC to 1700 BC. The town includes a residential area with a collection of houses and royal palaces, as well as a four metre-tall mud brick fortress and a necropolis with a large number of rock-hewn tombs.
A group of Belgian archaeologists uncovered the remains of a mud-brick pyramid-shaped tomb cover in Luxor belonging to Ramsis II's vizier Khay. The Belgian archaeological mission from the Free University of Brussels and Liege University uncovered the 15 metre-tall structure during their routine excavation work at Sheikh Abdul Gorna noblemen's necropolis on Luxor’s west bank. The mission stumbled upon a pyramidion engraved with an ancient Egyptian scene depicting the god Re-Horakhty.
Dr. Mohamed Ibrahim, Minister of Antiquities announced the discovery of an industrial zone include a large number of specialised workshops in making pottery and cooper dated back to the Graeco-Roman era in Tel Abou Sayfi known as Roman Sila where the Roman fort build by Emperor Maximinus Thrax Ca. 200 AD, east of Suez canal and to the south of Qantra in North Sinai. The Egyptian mission working in the area managed to discover a number of administrative buildings and warehouses as well as workers houses and a number of amphorae imported from Rhodes Island.
The Djehuty Project, led by the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), has discovered on the hill of Dra Abu el-Naga in Luxor the burials of four individuals belonging to the elite of the 17th Dynasty of Ancient Egypt.
A wooden 17th Dynasty sarcophagus of a child and collection of 18th Dynasty Ushabti figurines of a priest were found inside Djehuty's tomb in Luxor's west bank. Djehuty was an important official who lived in the reign of Hatshepsut, but died in the reign of Thutmosis III. While work was in progress around Djehuty's tomb, another tomb dating from the beginning of the 18th Dynasty was unearthed. It belongs to a man named Hery who died in the reign of Amenhotep I, and was the supervisor of the Treasury of Queen Iya-Hutep, the mother of Ahmose I.
Dr.Mohamed Ibrahim, Minister State of Antiquities, announced that the A.R.C.E (American Research Center in Egypt) mission working in Mut temple in the Karnak complex in co-operation with Ministry of Antiquities, unearthed a granite statue of Goddess Sekhmet dated back to the time of Amenhotep III. It was unearthed during the installing of floor tiles in the second court of the temple.
An Italian archaeological mission has accidently uncovered a collection of five private rock-hewn Third Intermediate Period tombs while brushing sand from parts of King Amenhotep II's temple, located on the northern side of the Serapaeum on Luxor's west bank.
Each tomb includes a deep shaft leading to a burial chamber containing a wooden painted sarcophagus. The sarcophagi are decorated with funerary and religious scenes painted in black and red and house skeletons of the deceased.
The largest ancient Egyptian sarcophagus has been identified in a tomb in Egypt's Valley of the Kings, say archaeologists who are re-assembling the giant box that was reduced to fragments more than 3,000 years ago. Made of red granite, the royal sarcophagus was built for Merneptah. Archaeologists are re-assembling the outermost of these nested sarcophagi, its size dwarfing the researchers working on it. It is more than 4 meters long, 2.3 m wide and towers more than 2.5 m above the ground. It was originally quite colorful and has a lid that is still intact.
An archaeological mission discovered two sandstone statues of kneeling lions from the Ptolemaic era in Fayoum. Professor Mario Capasso, head of the mission, said the two statues are in good condition, measuring1.6 meters long, 0.9 meters deep and 0.8 meters high. The two seated lions adorned water spouts used as part of the drainage system from the roof of the temple.