A team of US archaeologists has discovered the ruins of a city dating back to the period of the first farmers 7,000 years ago in Egypt's Fayyum oasis, the supreme council of antiquities said on Tuesday.
Assigned to find and repatriate countless works of art looted by the Nazis in World Was II, the Western Allied forces known as "Monuments Men" faced a challenge whose scope is only now coming to light. A long article mentioning i. a. how the famous bust of Nefertiti was found after the war has ended.
The Egyptologist Research Centre of the Russian Academy of Sciences is planning to bring the exhibition of finds made by Russian archeologists in the course of diggings in Luxor. All the exhibits of the future exposition were discovered in 1998-2005 during examination of the crypt of royal mummies, known as tomb TT 320.
Secretary General of Egypt's Supreme council of Antiquities(ESCA) Zahi Hawwas slammed statements by British Professor Barry Kemp and Professor Jerry Rose, of the University of Arkansas, USA, distorting the history of pharaonic King Akhenaten and the construction of his city in Amarna.
Evidence of the brutal lives endured by some ancient Egyptians to build the monuments of the Pharaohs has been uncovered by archaeologists. Skeletal remains from a lost city in the middle of Egypt suggest many ordinary people died in their teenage years and lived a punishing lifestyle. Many suffered from spinal injuries, poor nutrition and stunted growth.The remains were found at Amarna, a new capital built on the orders of the Pharaoh Akhenaten, 3,500 years ago.
The University Museum at Southern Illinois University Carbondale is working on final details to return a Ptolemaic bronze cat reliquary to the Egyptian consulate's office in Chicago. It will eventually return to Egypt, where more than 5,000 artifacts have been retrieved through its Supreme Council of Antiquities. The council was established in 2002 to retrieve artifacts that were illegally shipped or smuggled out of the country.
The visit of Hungarian Culture and Education Minister Hiller Istvan marks 100 years of Hungarian monument excavations in Egypt, the ambassador said, noting that Budapest is interested in celebrating the event as well as organizing an exhibition in Hungary on Islamic and Pharaonic culture.
“Hungary gives a priority to its cultural cooperation with Egypt, which hosts the only Hungarian Cultural Center in Africa,” the ambassador said.
The Egyptian antiquities mission has discovered several well preserved mummies covered with cartonage in Fayyoum that date back to the Greco-Roman period. One of the caskets contained a badly decayed mummy with a golden face mask, Zahi Hawass, the Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, said Sunday. Some of the mummies were covered with eight layers of linen and tied with rope, he said.
Since its inauguration in 1902, the neo-classical edifice of the Egyptian Museum has been the home of all ancient Egyptian artefacts unearthed at the nation's archaeological sites. This has led to the overcrowding of its various galleries, even down to the basement which for most of its history had been a storeroom.
Czech archeologists found an intact 4,500-year-old tomb chamber of an Egyptian dignitary in the Abusir Pyramids area, the Mlada Fronta Dnes daily reported Saturday. The Egyptologists discovered the bricked-up entrance to the four- by-two-metre chamber at the bottom of a 10-metre-deep shaft, the report said.