Monthly Archives: April 2015

A Trip to Saudi Arabia

A couple of weeks ago I visited Riyadh after I was invited by HRH Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz, President of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA). It was a wonderful trip. On my second day in the Kingdom I visited the historical town of El Diriyah, accompanied by archaeologist Jamal…
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Rare 3rd Dynasty Mastaba Found in Quesna

The site of Quesna situated on a large sand gezira in the Central Nile Delta was until recently best known for its Late Period to Roman remains. It is the location of a Late Period to Ptolemaic Mausoleum, as well as a contemporary sacred falcon necropolis, with an extensive Roman cemetery, some of the burials…
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Pic of the Day

  From A Secret Voyage by Zahi Hawass and Sandro Vannini Relief in the Temple of Hatshepsut, New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty – Western Thebes, Deir el-Bahri - This fish has two horns or tentacles above the eyes and long back, breast and pelvic fins. The pair of horns over the eyes are the only recurring…
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Pic of the Day

  From A Secret Voyage by Zahi Hawass and Sandro Vannini Earring of Tawosret - Reign of Seti II, New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty – From Western Thebes, Valley of the Kings, Tomb 56 – Cairo, Egyptian Museum - Usually the Nubian enemies depicted on the walls of Egyptian temples wear earrings. The Hyksos introduced the…
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