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A masters student's journey through the world of Ancient Egypt, Ancient History and Academia.

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Great Pyramid Find: Two Mysterious Cavities With Unusual Features – Amun-Ra Egyptology Blog

Using various scanning technologies, researchers have found two inexplicable voids.

The Great Pyramid at Giza, Egypt, has long been rumored to contain hidden passageways leading to secret chambers. Now a team of researchers has confirmed the 4,500-year-old pharaonic mausoleum contains two unknown cavities, possibly hiding a corridor-like structure and more mysterious features.

via Amun-Ra Egyptology Blog: Great Pyramid Find: Two Mysterious Cavities With Unusual Features

Ancient statues unearthed on Aswan’s Elephantine Island – The Archaeology News Network

A Swiss excavation mission led by Swiss archaeologist Cornelius Pilgrim unearthed two headless statues and an offering stele during excavation works within the vicinity of Khnum temple on the Nile island of Elephantine in Aswan.

via Ancient statues unearthed on Aswan’s Elephantine Island – The Archaeology News Network

Egypt arrests 3 for selling stones from Giza Pyramids – The Archaeology News Network.

A throne fit for an Egyptian queen — re-created at Harvard, 4,500 years later – The Boston Globe.

Czech archaeologists unearth 4500 years boat in Abusir – Luxor Times.

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