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Ancient Egypt: Cemetery dating back to pre-dynastic era discovered

The Ministry of Antiquities’ mission working in Ismailia’s Hassan Dawood archaeological area revealed a part of a multi-layered cemetery dating back to the Roman, Greek, and pre-dynastic eras. Head of Egyptian Antiquities Sector Ayman Ashmawy explained that the discovered part is a multi-layered cemetery, whose upper layers consist of mass graves of mud-bricks from the …

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Queen Nefertiti: Archaeologists conclude search for her tomb

A team of Egyptian and British archaeologists have concluded their three-day search in the Valley of the Kings in Luxor, which started on Sunday, for the burial chamber of Queen Nefertiti. According to a theory by English Egyptologist Nicholas Reeves, Nefertiti was buried in one of the rear chambers of the tomb of King Tutankhamun. …

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Ancient Egypt: What Was The True Relationship Between Kush And Kemet?

Most Egyptologists use the term Nubian to refer to the Kingdom of Kush, which is the territory located south of Kemet. But the same Egyptologists also use the word Nubian to describe any representation that has the appearance of an indigenous African person or individuals with what some call “Negroid features”. And that practice creates …

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Ancient Egypt: Earliest Royal Inscriptions Discovered in Nubia!

A team of Egyptian archaeologists discovered the earliest royal inscriptions in Wadi Abu Subeira near Aswan. The inscriptions have been found in the eastern desert, northeast of Aswan. It dates back to the Neolithic age, which means that it belongs to the Predynastic period of Kemet. The predynastic period spans the period from the earliest …

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A Real Archaeologist Reacts to Egyptology Reality-TV Shows

The opening of three Egyptian sarcophagi, or stone coffins, shown live on an American reality-TV program, created a sensation on some social-media and news outlets. For many archaeologists and heritage specialists around the world — and especially those in Egypt — the episode raises serious questions and concerns.  Archaeology as a discipline and Egypt as …

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