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Re: More finds from Egypt (Where else?)
« Reply #175 on: January 28, 2019, 11:17:03 AM »
I can just see the headlines.....
"Plonk from the pyramids".......
OK, anachronistic, but snappy.

http://luxortimes.com/2019/01/2000-year-old-winery-discovered-in-delta/?fbclid=IwAR0s51bN7aY4yN_T1m2X3nEBdmIc4qPb7d1hcN-m8UoOzJObD5fawdrIF8w
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Re: More finds from Egypt (Where else?)
« Reply #176 on: January 29, 2019, 03:43:57 PM »
.....another day, anotherr discovery. I can remember someone telling me, as I first studied Eyptology, that Egypt was 'dug out'. That was in 1980. This year - 2019 - there have been at least five significant finds already... here's the latest.... http://www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/63937/Exclusive-to-Egypt-Today-A-cemetery-housing-40-mummies-uncovered?fbclid=IwAR3rz0VXhn6Uj1zARvcLLZArEj9mQufT7t4RSL6TxQsQXL4UvWJg6ESRmcM
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Re: More finds from Egypt (Where else?)
« Reply #177 on: February 02, 2019, 02:06:32 PM »
 Knee deep in mummies.
The latest discoveries from a rich necropolis dating from c100BC-400AD.
http://see.news/new-archeological-discovery-in-minia-announced/?fbclid=IwAR3zX0FAflhjHCl-Dc7a6zY0sGQIVb8QbgHUL8qpRRVbfNjz-ll33dqKFKM
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Re: More finds from Egypt (Where else?)
« Reply #179 on: February 04, 2019, 02:50:10 PM »
     "Honest, guv, we wuz only doin' a bit of DIY....."
WWhat happens when you do a liitle building without planning permission?
You stumble across a tomb full of Greco-Roman mummies, that's what.
And then the old Bill get involved.   
http://english.ahram.org.eg/News/324949.aspx?fbclid=IwAR1U51bHy21FLI1bCs_kb_Ho7-LJyfrRx_6tU8BCZA585y0bFC-eL-KdTsw
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Re: More finds from Egypt (Where else?)
« Reply #180 on: February 04, 2019, 04:27:32 PM »
      Not a find, more a clearance.
One of the biggest villains in Egyptology was the American Theodore M Davies...who wrecked more sites and ransacked more pristine tombs than most tourists have ever seen. His 'excavation' of the controversial KV 55 has created more controversy than any other dig in Egypt; his 'donation' of items to friends and families, and museums, without recording or researching them is still creating problems today - and sometimes answering questions.
Here's a blog from the Valley of the Kings illustrating the work being undertaken even now to try to redress the balance - and discover a few gems Davies either missed or discarded.

https://egyptcentrecollectionblog.blogspot.com/2019/02/gold-from-valley-of-kings.html?fbclid=IwAR18tvY2RtnIsmEBgSEXocdf8E4aSP8P3G9AQr78tyIFK30qPonMQlnwHho
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Re: More finds from Egypt (Where else?)
« Reply #181 on: February 11, 2019, 10:32:48 AM »
It's not often a new 'mastaba' burial is unearthed.
'Mastaba' is the Arabic word for bench, as thisdescribes the superstructure of the tomb. Mastabas were used from predynastic times to the dawning of the pyramid age, invariably for royal or very high ranking personages.
This ine seems to be for a teenager, whose position at burial suggests a date earlier than the traditional form of burial, but still shows some efforts at mummifacation.
http://luxortimes.com/2019/02/4500-year-old-burial-of-a-teenager-discovered/?fbclid=IwAR0U2l4DDg7DKCkPalQqfQlfUbOF_SkV8segweGDXM1cj7XFae4RMSN8SQY
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Re: More finds from Egypt (Where else?)
« Reply #182 on: February 12, 2019, 09:07:15 AM »
 Egyptology's not just about getting yourself knee deep in mummies or falling into tombs.
Here's a link to a friend of mine, Jan Picton' who is working at the Malquatta project (Yes, there are several ways to spell it...)
The Malquatta is the modern name for a massive palace compound built by Amenhotep III  around 1360, mainly of mud brick, so it's a wreck of a site...but massive amounts of rubbish and deposits are left to show us what it would have been like in the thirty years it was in use.
There are tantalising clues as to trade with the Agean, maybe even with China, and the story of the Amarna period kings who used the place.
This blog gives an insight into the painstaking work at the site.

https://imalqata.wordpress.com/2019/02/11/tracking-pot-designs/?fbclid=IwAR1z2pI3UTmqz2oDvoOPmQj7PuEutoPiP23saMz1m0OEJaaRQO5OGuQeSyU

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Re: More finds from Egypt (Where else?)
« Reply #183 on: February 13, 2019, 10:41:05 AM »
Another day, another find.
This time, the Greco-Roman equivalent of John Brown's shipyard on the Clyde.
http://luxortimes.com/2019/02/roman-shipyard-discovered-in-egypt/
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Re: More finds from Egypt (Where else?)
« Reply #184 on: February 17, 2019, 09:47:10 PM »
 OK....forget the hyperbole - Gabolde is a superb Egyptologist and certainly wouldn't use those words; but his finding of Neferneferuaten as the owner of Tutankhamun's sarcophagus confirms what most of us  suspect that Akhenaten's wife ruled as king and that most of her funerary equipment was used for Tutankhamun's very irregular burial.

https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/1087721/egypt-mystery-solved-archaeologist-hidden-secret-tutankhamun-tomb-spt?fbclid=IwAR1aEg03xFRN0qQ_0V6WKNKTptkMn_X4TH
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