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A wave of speculation has travelled worldwide over the contents of a mysterious black sarcophagus unearthed by chance in Alexandria earlier this month

A mummification workshop was discovered in the Saqqara necropolis, along with a communal burial place consisting of several burial chambers, from the Saite-Persian Period.

A number of Roman and Byzantine chambers were uncovered in rescue excavations in Alexandria

The ministry told Ahram Online that the discovery includes a collection of inscribed mummification vessel measuring cups


A granite sarcophagus and a marble bust were found in a tomb during excavation work on private land in Alexandria


The jars, found in a Kushite tomb, once held viscera


Minister El-Enany's vision includes an international design competition for the logo of the new Grand Egyptian Museum



Some thought the design simple and elegant, whilst others thought it bore little relation to Egyptian culture

The submission of pre-qualification applications is scheduled for Tuesday, 24 July, after which a list of qualified applicants will be announced mid-August

The announcement will be given at a conference Sunday, 10 June at the GEM

Among the artefacts were fragments of a sarcophagus, two cat statues, and a human head carved in basalt

The fire caused a minor collapse of ceiling beams in the Sabil-Kuttab


Five wooden beams that were installed during the restoration work carried out at the mosque in 2005 collapsed, leading to a collapse in the ceiling of one of the arcades

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