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Tomb With Children Of Royalty Found In Egyptian Valley Of Kings
2014-04-29 10:02:36

Gerard LeBlond for redorbit.com - Your Universe Online In the Egyptian Valley of the Kings, near the city of Luxor, Egyptologists from the University of Basel identified a tomb containing several children and other family members of two pharaohs. The Valley of the Kings is located 310 miles south of Cairo. The tomb has been raided several times and fire damage made the excavation difficult. However, the discovery was of historical value. “The remains and the walls have been heavily...

Archeologists Discover Tomb of Egyptian Singer
2012-01-16 14:22:30

A team of Swiss archaeologists working in Egypt made a fortuitous discovery last year when they stumbled upon the tomb of a female singer in the Valley of the Kings. According to an inscription on the roughly 3,000 year-old artifact, its contents belonged to a woman named Nehmes Bastet, a famed temple singer for Egypt´s 22nd Dynasty which reigned between 945 and 712 BC. After a year of patient waiting, University of Basel professors Susanne Bickel and Elina Paulin-Grothe opened the...

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2011-06-09 05:20:00

A Harvard expert in cultural heritage microbiology reports that a "fingerprint" left behind by ancient Egyptian microbes might indicate that King Tut's burial was conducted hastily. The pharaoh's tomb includes elaborately painted walls covered with dark brown spots that mar almost every surface.  However, despite nearly a century of scientific investigation, the precise identity of these spots remains a mystery.  So Harvard microbiologist Ralph Mitchell set out to find an...

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2011-01-18 08:05:00

Time is running out to visit the tomb of Tutankhamen, as officials with Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities have announced plans to close it to tourists by the end of the year. The tomb, which was discovered some 89 years ago, has been damaged as a result of the many visitors it has received, particularly over the past three decades, according to a Monday report in the Australian newspaper The Sunday Times. Instead, visitors will be directed to a soon-to-be-created replica of the tomb in...

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2010-07-01 05:30:00

Egyptian archaeologists, who have been excavating an ancient secret tunnel for the past 3 years, believe it was meant to connect a 3,300-year-old pharaoh's tomb with a secret burial site, the antiquities department announced Wednesday. The Egyptian team, led by antiquities chief Zahi Hawass, had been searching for the tunnel for more than two decades, Faruq Hosni said in a statement. The 570-foot long tunnel in Pharaoh Seti I's tomb in southern Egypt's Valley of the Kings has taken Egyptian...

2010-03-19 11:01:00

SWANSEA, Wales, March 19 /PRNewswire/ -- David Gill, archaeologist, reflects on the recent return of an Egyptian coffin from the U.S. to Egypt. Early in March 2010 an Egyptian Third Intermediate Period painted wooden coffin was handed over to archaeologist Dr Zahi Hawass at the National Geographic Society in Washington. The coffin had been seized at Miami International Airport in the fall of 2008. It appears that a sharp-eyed customs official was suspicious of the consignment. An...

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2009-10-19 07:27:03

Ancient choices made by Egyptians digging burial tombs may have led to today's problems with damage and curation of these precious archaeological treasures, but photography and detailed geological mapping should help curators protect the sites, according to a Penn State researcher. "Previously, I noticed that some tomb entrances in the Valley of Kings, Luxor, Egypt, were aligned on fracture traces and their zones of fracture concentration," said Katarin A. Parizek, instructor in digital...

2009-10-09 11:01:00

SWANSEA, Wales, Oct. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- David Gill, archaeologist, reflects on the recent action by Egyptian authorities who are seeking the return of tomb reliefs from the Louvre, Paris. The Musee National du Louvre in Paris acquired four ancient Egyptian funerary reliefs in 2000 and 2003. It appears they were derived from the Tomb of Tetaki at Thebes. In 2008 Egyptian archaeologists reinvestigated the tomb and questions were raised about the source of the Louvre's acquisitions. It has...

2007-11-05 03:00:10

THE linen wrapped mummy of King Tut was put on public display for the first time today - 85 years after the 3,000-year-old boy pharaoh's golden enshrined tomb and mummy were discovered in Luxor's Valley of the Kings. Archaeologists removed the mummy from his stone sarcophagus in his underground tomb, momentarily pulling aside a white linen covering to reveal his shrivelled leather-like black face and body. The mummy of the 19-year-old pharaoh, whose life and deathhas captivated people for...


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