Dr. Mahmoud Afifi, Head of the Ancient Egyptian Antiquities Sector at the Ministry of Antiquities, who announced the discovery, said the lintel is engraved with two cartouches containing the name of the Middle Kingdom King Sesostris II, (ca. 1895 – 1889 BC), who built the Lahun pyramid located some 10km from Ihnasya.
A cat’s paw print has been found on a piece of Roman roof tile dating to the first century A.D. in the East of England.
“The fake stele was made by taking inspiration from the İvriz Rock Monuments. It was painted with a chemical substance to get a yellowish color like ancient stones,” the experts said in a statement.
“Our goal is to show how they lived. Our guests will also be able to find accommodation here in this big Hittite village. The architecture will be the same just like in the era. There will be a lion’s gate in the entrance, a king’s room, prison, bake shop, iron atelier and other things,” Boğazkale District Gov. Turan Soğukoluk said, noting that the village will help revive the lives of the Hittites 3,500 years ago.
An Egyptian archaeological committee from Al-Belinna inspectorate in the Sohag town of Abydos found a stone block engraved with the cartouche of the 30th Dynasty King Nectanebo II during the inspection of an old house in the Beni Mansour area, under which the owner was carrying out an illegal excavation.
Image credit to The Ministry of Antiquities and found at Ancient stone block discovered at illegal excavation site in Upper Egypt’s Sohag – The Archaeology News Network
Within the framework of the Middle Kingdom Theban Project, an international mission under the auspices of the University of Alcalá (UAH, Spain) has uncovered over 50 clay jars filled with embalming materials for the mummification of the ancient Egyptian vizier Ipi during the cleaning of the courtyard under his tomb number (TT 315).
The Piramesse excavation team of the Roemer- and Pelizaeus-Museum in Hildesheim in Germany, has uncovered parts of a building complex as well as a mortar pit with children footprints and a painted wall in Piramesse ancient City (recently known as Qantir) in East Delta.
A team of German archaeologists have discovered 66 statues of the lion-headed goddess of war, Sekhmet, in an excavation of a temple near the Egyptian city of Luxor.
Egypt’s Minister of Antiquities Khaled El-Enany witnessed on Thursday the lifting of two newly discovered 19th dynasty royal statues from a pit at the Souq Al-Khamis district in the Al-Matariya area of greater Cairo.
Archaeologists from the University of Birmingham have found “compelling evidence” of new pharaonic tombs at Qubbet el-Hawa in Aswan, Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities has revealed.
Ahram Online reports that two statues were discovered by an Egyptian-German excavation team at the site of the Ramses II temple in the Al-Matariya area of Cairo. Mahmoud Afifi, of Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities, said the first statue is a limestone bust of King Seti II that measures about two and one-half feet tall. The second statue, which was found in pieces, was carved from quartzite and may have stood more than 25 feet tall. “Although there are no engravings that could identify such a statue, its existence at the entrance of King Ramses II’s temple suggests that it could belong to him,” Afifi said. Most of the temple’s colossal statues and obelisks are thought to have been taken to Alexandria and Europe in antiquity, while the blocks from the temple’s walls were reused during the Islamic period to construct buildings of Historic Cairo.
A Roman-era mosaic, estimated to date back to the 2nd century, has been unearthed in Turkey’s Central Anatolian province of Kırıkkale’s Delice district.
The excavation field appeared last year after rainfall in a wheat field in the village of Elmalı and the 48-centimeter mosaic was discovered there.
Wenamon had been sent by Egypt’s King Ramses XI on a mission to retrieve cedar wood to repair a sacred vessel. The negotiations were tense, and the Egyptian envoy was eventually forced to send home for more money to buy the wood. The Pharaohs had long relied on Lebanon’s then-plentiful forests for the building of their temples, furniture and ships. According to his account, Wenamon surveyed the logs of timber piled up on the Byblos shore ready for export, with 20 ships moored in the harbor.
Now, over 3,000 years later, contemporary Lebanese archaeologists have made new discoveries revealing the location of where exactly that harbor may be buried and the pivotal role of Byblos, one of the world’s oldest cities, in the ancient maritime supply chain.
About 6,000 rocks are known in Britain to have ancient cup and ring carvings. More than 2,000 of the sites are found in Scotland.
Historic Environment Scotland (HES) has been awarded £807,000 by the Arts and Humanities Research Council towards the five-year project.
The database would include 2D and 3D models of some of the decorated stone.
Researchers look for tomb of William the Conqueror’s fourth son, whose remains are believed to have been buried in local abbey