Antiquities - Ancient Egypt

Four smuggled Ancient Egyptian artefacts arrive home from Italy

Four ancient Egyptian artefacts that were illegally smuggled to Italy have found their way home. The artefacts were handed over to the Egyptian Embassy in Rome some time ago and the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities in Egypt received them from the foreign ministry Monday.

Byzantine and Late Period relics uncovered in Meir necropolis in Assiut

An Egyptian archaeological mission has uncovered a collection of structure relics from the Byzantine and Late Period in Meir Necropolis in the Assiut governorate.

An ancient Egyptian mummified head and hand monitored in auction Hall in London

Egypt has taken all necessary steps to verify the export certificate of a mummified head and hand currently on display at the Swan Fine Arts Auction house in London.

Tomb of steward of Amun Temple, smaller chapels unearthed in Saqqara Necropolis

An archaeological mission from the National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden (RMO) and the Egyptian Museum in Turin (Museo Egizio) uncovered the remains of Panehsy's tomb, the steward of Amun Temple in the early Ramesside period, along with a collection of smaller chapels in the Saqqara Necropolis.

Ramses II's sarcophagus returns to Paris after half a century

The sarcophagus of Pharaoh Ramses II arrived in Paris and was unveiled on Monday before it will be displayed in the French capital for the first time in nearly 50 years.

Ancient Egypt’s Ramses II temple reveals animal mummy menagerie

Excavation work carried out by an American mission from New York University at the temple of Ramses II in Abydos has stumbled upon a menagerie of mummified animals that provides previously undocumented evidence of cultic worship through the ages.

In Photos: Egypt’s first complete Zodiac uncovered in Luxor's Temple of Esna

Egypt’s first complete Zodiac was uncovered on the ceiling of the Temple of Esna in Luxor governorate during restoration work carried out by an Egyptian-German expedition.

In Photos: German-Egyptian archaeological mission uncovers new remains at Matariya’s Sun Temple

The German-Egyptian archaeological mission has recently uncovered remains of Matariya’s Sun Temple in the areas west and south of the Heliopolis Open Air Museum in Matariya on the outskirts of Cairo.

In Photos: Egyptian archaeological mission uncovers smiling sphinx in Qena

An Egyptian archaeological mission from Ain Shams University uncovered a smiling sphinx of a Roman emperor and remains of a shrine during excavation work carried out today at the eastern side of Dendara Temple in Qena, where Horus Temple was once located.

In Photos: Egypt unveils discovery of corridor inside Khufu Pyramid

Egypt's Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Ahmed Issa unveiled in a press conference at the Giza Plateau that a corridor has been discovered inside Giza’s Khufu Pyramid.

EU to fund Aswan’s Qubbet El-Hawa archaeological development project

The European Union will fund a project to develop Qubbet El-Hawa archaeological area in the Western bank of the Nile in Aswan governorate, the EU ambassador to Egypt Christian Berger announced on Thursday.

In Photos: Djehuty and Hery tombs in Luxor open for visitors after restoration

The tombs of Djehuty and Hery, two high officials of the 18th Dynasty, were officially opened to the public two decades after their discovery.

Luxor opens new halls at restored Hatshepsut Temple, Tomb of Meru for visitors

The northern and southern rooms of deity Amun Re, located on the Upper Terrace of Hatshepsut Temple in Deir El-Bahari and the Tomb of Meru at the North Asasif necropolis, Luxor's West Bank, are now open to visitors after their restoration.

Unveiling the nature of the materials used in mummification

A team of researchers from Ludwig Maximilian University and the University of Tübingen in Germany, in cooperation with the National Research Center in Cairo, succeeded in solving some of the secrets of the ancient Egyptian mummification and the materials used in its process.

Renowned French author and journalist Roland Lombardi visits Giza Plateau

Renowned French author and journalist Roland Lombardi visits the Giza Plateau.

In Photos: Egyptian mission discovers Old Kingdom tombs, 12 statues in Saqqara

An Egyptian archaeological mission unearthed a group of rich fifth and sixth dynasty tombs from the Old Kingdom in the Saqqara necropolis. Signs indicate the site, Gisr Al-Mudir, comprised a large ancient Egyptian cemetery.

In Photos: CT scans reveal secrets of a golden mummy stored in the Egyptian Museum for over a century

Computed tomography (CT) scans and 3D printing have revealed the secrets of the 2,300-year-old “Mummy of the Golden Boy,” enabling it to be displayed at the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir for the first time in more than a century.

In Photos: A group of 37 columns of Karnak Temples’ Great Hypostyle Hall in Luxor completed

Egypt has completed the restoration of 37 columns as part of the Karnak Temples’ Great Hypostyle Hall restoration project.

Royal tomb from Thutmosid period discovered on Luxor’s West Bank

The joint Egyptian-British archaeological mission from the Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA) and the New Kingdom Research Foundation discovered a royal tomb while working in the Western Valley of the Theban Mountain on Luxor’s West Bank.

Pharaoh Ramses II's sarcophagus in Paris for rare loan

The sarcophagus of ancient Egyptian pharaoh Ramses II is to return to Paris in April for the first time in almost 50 years, in a rare loan of the relic outside Egypt.

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