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Keyword: pharaonic

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  • Statue of Pharaonic queen discovered in south Egypt (Queen Tiy, wife of Pharaoh Amenhotep III)

    03/22/2008 4:48:10 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 605+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/22/08 | AFP
    LUXOR, Egypt (AFP) - Egyptian and European archeologists on Saturday announced they had discovered a giant statue of an ancient pharaonic queen on the spectacular south Egypt site of the Colossi of Memnon. The statue represents Queen Tiy, the wife of 18th dynasty Pharaoh Amenhotep III, and stands 3.62 metres high (almost 12 feet). It was discovered around the site of the massive Colossi of Memnon twin statues that command the road to Luxor's famed Valley of the Kings. Two sphinx representing Tiy and Amenhotep III as well as 10 statues in black granite of the lion-headed goddess Sekhmet, who...
  • Pharaonic tomb find stuns Egypt [Possibly Nefertiti ... find by American archaeologists]

    02/10/2006 3:57:33 PM PST · by aculeus · 63 replies · 1,951+ views
    BBC News on line ^ | February 10, 2006 | Unsigned
    Archaeologists have discovered an intact, ancient Egyptian tomb in the Valley of the Kings, the first since King Tutankhamun's was found in 1922. A University of Memphis-led team found the previously unknown tomb complete with sarcophagi and five mummies. The archaeologists have not yet been able to identify them. But Egypt's chief archaeologist Zahi Hawass says they "might be royals or nobles" moved from "original graves to protect them from grave robbers". "We don't really know what kind of people are inside but I do believe they look royal. Maybe they are kings or queens or nobles," he told Reuters...
  • Archeologists Find Ancient Ship Remains (cargo carriers between Pharaonic Egypt and Punt)

    01/27/2006 6:14:52 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 30 replies · 584+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/27/06 | AP
    CAIRO, Egypt - An American-Italian team of archaeologists has found the remains of 4,000-year-old ships that used to carry cargo between Pharaonic Egypt and the mysterious, exotic land of Punt, the Supreme Council of Antiquities has announced. The ships' remains were found during a five-year excavation of five caves south of the Red Sea port of Safaga, about 300 miles southeast of Cairo, the chairman of the supreme council, Zahi Hawass, said in a statement late Thursday. The archaeologists, who came from Boston and East Naples universities, found Pharaonic seals from the era of Sankhkare Mentuhotep III, one of seven...
  • 'Lost River' Could Rewrite History Books

    02/21/2002 6:22:38 AM PST · by blam · 9 replies · 1,223+ views
    IOL ^ | 2-19-2002
    'Lost river' could rewrite history books February 19 2002 at 08:33AM Madras India, - The discovery of an ancient city on the seabed off India's western coast has scientists salivating at the prospect of a fundamental rewrite in the chronology of ancient human society. Preliminary tests have suggested the site in the Gulf of Cambay off Gujarat state could date as far back as 7 500 BC, several thousand years older than what were previously known to be the first significant urban settlements. The discovery was made purely by chance last year as oceanographers from the National Institute of ...
  • Ancient Vessel Traces Voyages Of The Past

    06/13/2002 2:31:03 PM PDT · by blam · 16 replies · 2,402+ views
    Cyprus Mail ^ | 6-13-2002
    Ancient vessel retraces voyages of the past By Stefanos Evripidou IT LOOKS like a tree house stuck on a bamboo banana. In reality it's the incarnation of a pre-Pharaonic reed boat, designed and built to unravel the mysteries of prehistoric navigation. The Abora II drifted in to Larnaca marina yesterday. Weighing in at six- tonnes, the vessel is a totra-reed boat. It is 11.5 metres long, 3.5 metres wide and 1.5 metres deep. The man responsible for building the huge boat is Dominique Goerlitz, a biology teacher at a school in Germany. As a student, Goerlitz was fascinated by the...
  • Archaeological Discovery Of Unknown Pharaonic King Inscription

    03/04/2004 11:59:03 AM PST · by blam · 29 replies · 303+ views
    March 3 , 2004Archaeological discovery of unknown pharaonic king inscription The American archaeological expedition working in cooperation with the Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA) in Al-Kharga Oasis discovered a rocky inscription north of the oasis including a royal name dating back to pre-dynastic era (32nd century B.C). The SCA Secretary-General Dr Zahi Hawass said that the name was unknown and the rocky inscription discovery came during the survey actions by the archaeological teamwork in Al-Kharga oasis region. The chairman of the US archaeological expedition Dr Solima Al-Harram pointed out that the discovery would reveal new information about the Egyptian royal...
  • Archaeologists discover Pharaonic temple in Western Desert

    03/18/2003 6:17:25 AM PST · by vannrox · 9 replies · 489+ views
    The Egyptian State News ^ | March 15, 2003 | Editorial Staff
    March 15, 2003 Archaeologists discover Pharaonic temple in Western Desert ††† Archaeologists discovered the ruins of a Pharaonic temple in Egypt?s Western Desert that will help increase their knowledge of oases in ancient times. ?Now destroyed and buried in sand in the middle of the desert, this temple which was about 20 meters (66 feet) long is located 140 kilometers (85 miles) from Siwa on the banks of an ancient abandoned oasis,? Italian Egyptologist Paolo Gallo told AFP. ††† "The major deities of the Egypt and Egyptian pantheon are represented in very beautiful painted relief on blocks from the...