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Two tombs discovered in Saqqara by IFAO

Dr. Mamdouh El Damaty, Minister of Antiquities, announced the discovery of two tombs in the site of Tabbet El Geish, in south Saqqara. The discovery was made by the French Institute of Oriental Archaeology (IFAO) in collaboration with the Ministry of Antiquities. The tombs still contained remains of the skeletons of their owners, priest “Ankhti”…
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The Egyptian Museum in Turin Reopens After Complete Restyling

The Egyptian Museum in Turin has reopened today after a complete restyling which lasted three and a half years. The Museum, founded in 1824 and host to the world’s second-largest collection of Egyptian artefacts (the first being at the Cairo Egyptian Museum), has undergone major renovation work for the cost of 50 million euros. The…
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Evidence of the Oldest Breast Cancer in the World Found in Egypt

The Minister of Antiquities, Dr. Mamdouh El-Damati, announced the discovery of the oldest evidence of breast cancer in the world. The discovery was made during the seventh archaeological season carried out by University of Jaén (Spain) in the necropolis of Qubbet el-Hawa (West Aswan). Dr. Miguel Botella (University of Granada) and his team of anthropologists…
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New tombs discovered in Luxor by the ARCE

Two new tombs were discovered in the past two weeks in the site of Sheikh Abd El Qurna, in Luxor, by the American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE), with the support of USAID and the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities. Both tombs date back to the prosperous 18th Dinasty of the New Kingdom and were discovered…
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