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Zahi Hawass lectures in Budapest, Hungary, on 18 May

With the support of the Embassy of Hungary in Cairo, OKAH Egypt and OKAH Hungary companies present the lecture "Pyramids, Mummies, and Cleopatra: Recent Discoveries" by renowned Egyptian archaeologist Dr. Zahi Hawass, with a welcoming speech by His Excellency István Íjgyártó, State Secretary for Cultural Affairs at the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.…
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Part of 5th Dynasty Royal Statue Found in Elkab by Belgian Mission

The Minister of Antiquities, Dr. Mamdouh Eldamaty, declared the discovery of the lower part of a royal statue carved with the name of King "Sahure", second of the fifth Dynasty Kings of the Old Kingdom. The discovery was made during excavations by the "Royal Art Museum" Belgian Mission in the Elkab Area, northern Edfu (Aswan…
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Two Old Kingdom Tombs in Giza Reopen After Restoration

Today the Ministry of Antiquities reopened to the public two important Old Kingdom tombs at the western cemetery, in the Pyramids Archaeological Area, Giza. The first tomb belongs to a person named "Emery" who holds the title "Priest of King Khufu", while the second one belongs to his eldest son "Neferebau Ptah". The two tombs were…
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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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