The excavations revealed four wall paintings of a tomb and depict the daily life and offering sacrifices of ancient Egyptians. There are hieroglyphic writings with the names of the tomb owners. The four paintings were registered in presence of the Tourism and Archeology police, and then they were transferred to Saqqara’s storehouse.
Zahi Hawass the Minister of State for Antiquities will open 7 tombs in the New Kingdom Cemetery in South Saqqara for tourism for the first time. This site contains the famous tomb of Maya, who was the treasurer of King Tutankhamun, as well as the tomb of Horemheb.
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.
Article about three New Kingdom tombs (although one may date from the Late Period) belonging to Theban officials. The first is the tomb of Amen-Em-Opet, an official bearing the title of Supervisor of Hunters, two other tombs which had previously only been described as “two undecorated tombs [that were] found to the north-west of Amen-Em-Opet's.”
Minister of Culture, Farouk Hosni, announced today that the tomb of Haremhab, in the Valley of the King’s on Luxor’s West Bank, has been reopened following the installation of state-of-the-art equipment to control the rate of humidity within. He added that this tomb is the first to have such technology installed in an attempt to reduce and control the rate of humidity and heat, which has affected the tomb’s wall paintings in the past, leading to its original closure.
An 18th Dynasty tomb (1570-1315 BC) has been found in the necropolis of Dra Abu el-Naga, on Luxor's west bank. The newly discovered tomb belongs to the Supervisor of Hunters, Amun-em-Opet, and that it dates to shortly before the reign of King Akhenaten. The entrances to two further undecorated tombs have also been found to the north-west of this tomb.
The newly-found tombs of King Unas's favourite singer and the supervisor of his exploration missions at the Saqqara necropolis reveal new burial patterns.
Culture minister Farouk Hosni announced today that an Egyptian archaeological mission has discovered two rock-cut tombs at the El-Deir bridge area in the Saqqara necropolis, 400 meters south of the step-pyramid. The rock-cut tombs were built for high officials — one responsible for the quarries used to build the nearby pyramids and another for a woman in charge of procuring entertainers for the pharaohs. See also: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/7796675.stm
Professor Robert Connolly, an anatomist who is working with Egyptian authorities to analyse the tomb of the Egyptian Pharaoh, says that preliminary tests on the mummified remains of the two still-born babies indicate that Tutankhamun may have fathered them both. He will present the new findings at the Pharmacy and Medicine in Ancient Egypt Conference at the University of Manchester today.
Zahi Hawass, the head of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities, has started searching for the entrance to Cleopatras tomb at the site of a temple, the Taposiris Magna, 28 miles west of Alexandria. Hawass has discovered a 400ft tunnel beneath the temple containing clues that the supposedly beautiful queen may lie beneath. “We’ve found tunnels with statues of Cleopatra and many coins bearing her face, things you wouldn’t expect in a typical temple,” he said.