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Monday, 08 March 2021
The team succeeded in revealing 16 catacombes, inside the big necropolis that was previously discovered, where mummies were covered with a layer of cartonnage bearing gold and others had golden tongues.
The collection includes coffins, mummies, funerary masks, heads of stone statues, and papyri with hieroglyphic, Coptic and Arabic text
The feast of the Epiphany, falling on 19 January, is one of the most sacred days in the Coptic Christian calendar
An Egyptian excavation mission has uncovered the remains of a Roman fort, an early Coptic church, and a Ptolemaic temple during excavation work carried out at Shiha Fort in Upper Egypt's Aswan.
'The discoveries will rewrite Saqqara's history during the New Kingdom,' renowned Egyptologist Zahi Hawass said
The mission has discovered burial shafts with coffins and several artefacts from the New Kingdom
In 2008, authorities foiled an attempt to smuggle the chariot out of the country through Safaga Port
The medals are engraved with scenes depicting the monuments and traditions of historic Cairo
The relief is engraved with a scene depicting a man named Padi-Sena beside the two deities Horus and Hathor
The unearthing of 100 intact coffins from the 26th Dynasty is the latest in a series of recent discoveries in the Saqqara area
The 13th-century edifice, called 'Shali' or 'home' in the local Siwi language, was built by Berber populations atop a hill in the pristine Siwa oasis, some 600 kilometres (370 miles) southwest of Cairo
'We have discovered only one percent of the antiquities buried in the Saqqara Necropolis,' Antiquities Minister El-Enany said, pointing out that many other discoveries will follow
The collection was found wrapped in a linen roll tied to a clay seal bearing unclear symbols
The number of coffins exceeds that of the discovery announced in early October
In 2018, Egypt was able to recover 195 artefacts and 21, 660 coins that were illegally smuggled to Italy
The mission's work began in 2018, but was disrupted due to the coronavirus outbreak
The antiquities minister and the renowned Egyptolgist were honoured for their efforts to boost Polish-Egyptian cooperation in archaeology and tourism
All the Egyptian pieces are from the collection of the museums and are not part of a temporary exhibition in Germany, as was rumoured
The head of the Central Administration for Archaeological Ports and Units said an archaeological committee examined the pieces and proved their authenticity
During the solar alignment, sun rays enter the temple’s sanctum to light three of four statues
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