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2009-04-16 06:40:00

Next week, archaeologists will start unearthing sites in Egypt in an effort to unravel the mystery of the final resting place of the historic unfortunate lovers, Cleopatra and Mark Antony, the Associated Press reported. Three sites located at a temple believed to contain tombs will be excavated in this hunt for the renowned queen of Egypt and Roman general, Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities said in a statement Wednesday. The council indicated Cleopatra and Mark Antony, whose relationship...

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2009-03-02 07:00:00

Belgian archaeologists have rediscovered a 3,500-year-old tomb that belonged to an Egyptian pharonic official. The tomb was lost under sand decades after it was first discovered. Swedish Egyptologist Karl Piehl first discovered the tomb in 1880. The tomb belonged to Amenhotep, the deputy seal-bearer of the Pharaoh King Tuthmosis III, in the city of Luxor, about 600 km (375 miles) south of the capital Cairo. "It later disappeared under the sand and archaeologists kept looking for it to...

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2009-02-09 13:10:00

The Egyptian government released a statement on Monday saying archaeologists there have found about 30 mummies and at least one unopened sarcophagus in a burial chamber about 4,300 years old. The chamber was uncovered in the desert on the western side of the Step Pyramid of Saqqara, one of the earliest large stone structures in the world, dating from about 2,650 BC. Egypt's top archaeologist, Zahi Hawass, said the tomb was located at the bottom of a 36-foot deep shaft where twenty-two mummies...

2009-01-13 12:22:49

An Egyptian expert says an artifact has finally identified the father of famed King Tut as a previous pharaoh, King Akhenaten. Zahi Hawass, head of the Egyptian Ministry of Culture's Supreme Council of Antiquities, said a missing piece of a broken limestone block was found in a storeroom in el Ashmunein, 150 miles south of Cairo, that identifies King Tutankhamun as the son of King Akhenaten, the Chicago Sun-Times reported Tuesday. Hawass said the artifact also suggests that Tutankhamun...

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2008-12-22 14:20:00

Archaeologists reported on Monday the discovery of two ancient tombs at Saqqara belonging to ancient Egyptian court officials. The pair of 4,300-year-old tombs were built for two high officials "“ one who was in charge of music and entertainment for pharaohs, and another for the quarries used to build the nearby pyramids. "The discovery of the two tombs are the beginning of a big, large cemetery," said Zahi Hawass, Egypt's antiquities chief, on Monday. One of the tombs belonged to Iya...

2006-06-25 11:29:06

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian archaeologists have found two ancient sarcophagi close to the pyramids, the head of Egypt's Supreme Council for Antiquities said on Sunday. The sarcophagi, found about a kilometer (0.6 miles) south of the pyramids in Giza, dated to the late 26th dynasty, or about 2,500 years old, council chief Zahi Hawass said in a report by the state MENA news agency. Hieroglyphs referring to the ancient Egyptian gods Osiris, god of the dead, and the sun-god Ra were...

2006-02-28 09:05:12

CAIRO, Egypt -- Archaeologists discovered a pharaonic sun temple with large statues believed to be of King Ramses II under an outdoor marketplace in Cairo, Egypt's antiquities chief said Sunday. The partially uncovered site is the largest sun temple ever found in the capital's Aim Shams and Matariya districts, where the ancient city of Heliopolis - the center of pharaonic sun worship - was located, Zahi Hawass told The Associated Press. Among the artifacts was a pink granite statue weighing...

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2005-03-15 15:01:04

CAIRO, Egypt (AP) -- A collection of Roman-era gold treasures has spent centuries hidden from view, either concealed by thieves in a clay jar, buried under the desert or languishing in a dusty corner of Cairo's rambling Egyptian Museum. On Tuesday, the set of magnificent gold necklaces, crowns and coins dating back to the second century were put under the spotlight when Cairo's 102-year-old museum launched a program to give prominence to many of its neglected exhibits in new monthly...


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