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More finds from Egypt (Where else?)
« on: April 03, 2017, 11:56:47 AM »
 The latest stuff coming from Egypt, and probably the fifth or sixth major find this year, is just breaking - the remains of a third dynasty pyramid (dating to about thirty years before the 'great pyramid' of Khufu at Giza - have been found. http://luxortimesmagazine.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/egyptian-team-discover-remains-of-5000.html?m=1#!/2017/04/egyptian-team-discover-remains-of-5000.html
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Re: More finds from Egypt (Where else?)
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2017, 12:04:49 PM »
The latest stuff coming from Egypt, and probably the fifth or sixth major find this year, is just breaking - the remains of a third dynasty pyramid (dating to about thirty years before the 'great pyramid' of Khufu at Giza - have been found. http://luxortimesmagazine.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/egyptian-team-discover-remains-of-5000.html?m=1#!/2017/04/egyptian-team-discover-remains-of-5000.html

Anchorman, is this as it seerseerns to me to be an exceptional amount of finds? If so, is there any particular reason for it.

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« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2017, 01:07:40 PM »
It seems to be just a bit above average, NS. The media, however, seem to concentrate on 'Tut stuff' and anything Zahi Hawass, self publicist extraordinary, comes up with, to the detriment of everything else. Last season, for instance, there were over thirty excavations in the field in Egypt (and four very brave ones in the Sudan), and a pretty good haul of discoveries ensued. Ironically, the reduced tourist traffic, especially in the Luxor area, means that the excavations can procede in relative peace (relative if you include the armed guards).
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« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2017, 01:26:02 PM »
It seems to be just a bit above average, NS. The media, however, seem to concentrate on 'Tut stuff' and anything Zahi Hawass, self publicist extraordinary, comes up with, to the detriment of everything else. Last season, for instance, there were over thirty excavations in the field in Egypt (and four very brave ones in the Sudan), and a pretty good haul of discoveries ensued. Ironically, the reduced tourist traffic, especially in the Luxor area, means that the excavations can procede in relative peace (relative if you include the armed guards).

Thanks, I did wonder if the reduction in the tourist trade might have a spin off benefit.  One of things I found fascinating when I first went to Rome was the extent to which archeological discoveries were almost an annoyance to many people. It underlines that there much be many fascinating sites still list around the Med and beyond.

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« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2017, 07:30:17 PM »
 The original post referred to a third dynasty pyramid - it appears that Luxor News erred and the actual remains are those of a THIRTEENTH dynasty pyramid. Actually, this might be even more significant than the earlier possibility - since we have all the main royal pyramids and tombs of the third dynasty, but the thirteenth is still relatively little known, with a confusion of kings who reigned for a short time, and some simultaneously. If this tomb has a burial in any semi-intact state, it will add a whole lot to the study of the period. Here's a link to some of the very latest pics. http://english.ahram.org.eg/News/262156.aspx
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« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2017, 03:42:14 PM »
......and there's more. OK, pyramidiots of the world unite and get your measuring tapes out. A friend of mine, French Egyptologist Jean Pierre Houdin, has posted the latest info on voids found within the great pyramid of Khufu at Giza. https://mobile.twitter.com/MehdiTayoubi/status/848962894821814272/photo/1?utm_source=fb&utm_medium=fb&utm_campaign=MehdiTayoubi&utm_content=848962894821814272
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« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2017, 09:50:18 AM »
The very latest stuff from the 'new' pyramid at Dahshur. The ID seems to be one of the many kings of this complex period - and one of whom we know very little. This seems interesting. http://english.ahram.org.eg/News/262348.aspx
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« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2017, 06:36:18 PM »
The latest spectacular pictures from the Luxor cache tomb, the official details of which have just been announced. http://www.egyptindependent.com/news/photos-pharaonic-cemetery-dozens-coffins-gold-colored-masks-discovered-luxor
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« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2017, 06:46:57 PM »
The very latest pics from the dig at Dashur, where the remains of a royal burial from the somewhat obscure thirteenth dynasty are being excavated. http://luxortimesmagazine.blogspot.co.uk/2017/05/the-burial-chamber-of-13th-dynasty.html#!/2017/05/the-burial-chamber-of-13th-dynasty.html
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« Reply #10 on: May 13, 2017, 03:14:11 PM »
And yet more...... This time, mainly Greco-Roman period - but a cache tomb of at least nineteen mummies plus artefacts...... http://www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/5063/Ministry-announces-18-mummies-discovered-in-central-Egypt
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« Reply #11 on: June 19, 2017, 06:30:24 PM »
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« Reply #12 on: July 16, 2017, 08:57:02 AM »
 .....And so it continues. The latest scans of KV 62 are, apparently, "quite encouraging". This makes four separate scans of the tomb of Tutankhamun since Nick Reeves revealed his theory that there is at least one as yet undiscovered chamber in the modest, roughly made tomb. It's taking longer to scan it than it did to build it...... Here's the latest National Geographic report. WARNING: THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS ZAHI HAWASS..... http://www.nationalgeographic.it/popoli-culture/2017/07/07/news/sulle_tracce_di_nefertiti-3594952/?refresh_ce
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« Reply #13 on: July 18, 2017, 06:28:51 PM »
 With the caveat that this article contains Zahi Hawass, and therefore either speculation, plagiarism or both, a lot of Egyptologists are getting their knickers in a twist at the possibility that a new tomb in the Valley of the Kings might be that of Tutankhamun's wife, Ankhesenamun - possibly because it is located next to Ay, Tutankhamun's successor (and probably grandfather) who may have 'married' Ankhesenamun (his granddaughter?) to legitimise his claim to power. Personally,. I think the mummy labelled KV 21 a in the Cairo Museum is her, but we await developments. https://www.livescience.com/59840-king-tut-wife-tomb-possibly-found.html
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« Reply #14 on: August 10, 2017, 10:41:31 PM »
Get your speculation hats ready - 'cos the tech may be coming up trumps. The experts have discovered an as yet unknown void within the great pyramid of Khufu. http://www.newsweek.com/ancient-egypt-secret-room-discovered-great-pyramid-archaeologists-armed-lasers-647372
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« Reply #15 on: August 28, 2017, 11:39:54 AM »
The new dig season's barly begun, and yet another discovery is announcedd - a whopping great necropolis at Luxor!
I can remember someone saying to me, two decades ago, that Egypt was 'all dyg out'.
Since then, there have been around twenty major finds a year - every year.

http://www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/19746/Discovery-of-a-New-Archaeological-Necropolis-in-Luxor
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« Reply #16 on: August 28, 2017, 06:16:55 PM »
That is a most interesting link. thank you for posting.
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« Reply #17 on: August 28, 2017, 09:51:57 PM »
That is a most interesting link. thank you for posting.
 


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« Reply #18 on: August 30, 2017, 08:54:03 AM »
 Another day, another announcement.
This one might be important, though - for anyone interested in the lead up to Akhenaten's time.
Chambers that appear to have housed the burials of royal children and a few foriegn wives have been located in the West Valley  - an adjunct of the Valley of the Kings, not far from the tomb of Amenhotep III, Tutankhamun's grandfather, and some of the burials seem to have been his offspring.
http://luxorpost.com/en/2017/08/a-royal-childrens-tomb-discovered-in-the-west-banks-valley-of-the-kings-in-luxor/
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« Reply #19 on: September 08, 2017, 10:29:53 PM »
Something's brewing on the news feeds tonight.
Sometimes Egyptian press stuff can be OTT; however today's announcement has set Egyptologists' alarm bells ringing.
Dra abu el Naga was a burial ground for two main times - the second Intermediate royal tombs - and the third intermediate period eara.
Either discovery would be very significant - but the latter more so.
There are a few 'missing' priests and priest kings, as well as a couple of kings themselves, and we have long suspected a third 'mummy cache' tomb.
Two such cache tombs, labelled DB 320 and KV35, were found in the late nineteenth century, containing the stripped and re-wrapped mummies of many of the greatest Kings of Egypt, put there after there tombs were cleared by the state around 1050 BC.
Could this be number three?
Watch this space!
http://luxorpost.com/en/2017/09/egypt-announces-details-discovery-
mass-grave-pharaohs-luxor/

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« Reply #20 on: September 09, 2017, 09:47:23 AM »
This seems to be more than a run-of-the-mill find, and points toward a sifnicant cache tomb.
The Department of Antiquities will be giving a live stream announcement tomorrow morning.
Meanwhile, here's a blog with pics and a few more details of this Dra abu el 'naga find.
   http://luxortimesmagazine.blogspot.co.uk/2017/09/exclusive-egyptian-archaeologists.html?m=1#!/2017/09/exclusive-egyptian-archaeologists.html
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« Reply #21 on: September 09, 2017, 11:18:29 AM »
 Confusion is Egypt's main export.
     The  Dra abu el Naga  Tomb seems to be a typical recycling job - The Egyptians were experts at using earlier tombs to put later bodies in.
The original owner seems to have been a goldsmith named Amenemhet, and he lived in the fifteenth century BC - Egypt's golden age.
This in itself is unusual - elite craftsmen were usually buried in private tombs at Deir-el-medina; possibly Amenemhet was an elite craftsman, given high honours by the court - we have to research this.
Anyway, his tomb seems to have been opened four centuries later - not to rob, but to add a few more mummies!
There are plenty of shabti figures, statuettes, boxes, pots, maybe even Amenemhet's tool chest, in the tomb, and a superb insight into artisan life in the fifteenth century BC.
The added bonus is that there are a further four tombs located very close by - probably either members of Amenemhet's family, or fellow elite craftsmen.
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« Reply #22 on: September 26, 2017, 06:13:29 PM »
And there's more.
Even whopping great Temples that we've known about for centuries can surprise us.
Here's the very latest from the iconic Temple of Horus at Edfu - one of the best preserved Ptolemaic period temples - and one we thought we knew everything about - until today, that is.

http://www.egypttoday.com
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« Reply #23 on: October 02, 2017, 09:22:17 PM »
Probably one of the best Egyptologists in his field, Barry Kemp, has announced a new find.
Kemp's speciality is Akhetaten - the city built by the so-called 'heretic' king Akhenaten; which he has excavetad for more than a decade.
This article gives a rather poor image of this latest find, but it's still worth a look.
http://english.ahram.org.eg/News/278025.aspx
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« Reply #24 on: October 02, 2017, 11:10:35 PM »
Probably one of the best Egyptologists in his field, Barry Kemp, has announced a new find.
Kemp's speciality is Akhetaten - the city built by the so-called 'heretic' king Akhenaten; which he has excavetad for more than a decade.
This article gives a rather poor image of this latest find, but it's still worth a look.
http://english.ahram.org.eg/News/278025.aspx
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