Archaeologists have discovered that a previously unexplored tomb in the Valley of Kings is actually a royal necropolis containing the mummified remains of at least 50 people.
Archaeologists from the University of Pennsylvania have discovered the tomb of an Egyptian pharaoh, Sobekhotep I, the first king of the 13th Dynasty. The tomb was found in Abydos, once a sacred city of Ancient Egypt and now an important archaeological site.
When Cleopatra’s Needle was commissioned by Pharaoh Thutmose III around 1450 BCE for the Heliopolis sun temple, the island that would be Manhattan was mostly woodlands.
A Manchester Museum doesn’t know why a 10-inch tall statue of a man named Nebo-Sanu (c. 1,800 BCE), which was an offering to the Egyptian God Osiris, is spinning in its display case. One Egyptologist thinks it’s a curse.
Following a three year conservation project, the final section of the rare, Egyptian Book of the Dead of the Goldworker of Amun, Sobekmose (c. 1539-1292 BCE) will go on long-term view at the Brooklyn Museum on September 28.
Berlin’s major Egyptian Museum will be loaning a ten-foot-tall, almost nine-ton, 4,000-year-old regal sculpture to the Metropolitan Museum for tens years. It goes on display “later this month.”
The bad news keeps rolling in for Egyptian Antiquities Minister Zahi Hawass, who yesterday was sentenced to one year in prison for his failure to enforce a court ruling. In other news, many Egyptians are outraged that Hawass used ancient Egyptian artifacts to promote his own menswear line.
The egotistical Hawass is baaaack! Less than a month after leaving his post as Egypt’s Minister of Antiquities due to revolution fallout, Zahi Hawass has returned to the job.
Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities has released the final list of the historic objects that have gone missing from the Egyptian Museum since the January 25th revolution began … while in Spain, a museum finds a van Dyck in its basement.
UPDATE 35: Sun Jan 30, 10:29am EST: … In a shocking development, the former director of the Egyptian Museum, Wafaa el-Saddik, in an interview published on German publication Zeit Online has said that the individuals responsible for the looting at the National Museum included the institution’s own guards, the fire danger at the NDP headquarters is now over after two days, and the most shocking revelation that the Memphis Museum in Memphis, Egypt, has been completely looted.
Al-Jazeera is reporting a troubling development at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. The Qatar-based news network has been extensively covering the political protests that have engulfed Egypt, causing the country to cut off the internet to those within its borders. Al-Jazeera has been showing images of the fires which are burning around downtown Cairo and they mention that the flames could spread to the world-renowned Egyptian Museum.