The Ramblings of a Trainee Egyptologist

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



4000-year-old red granite lintel discovered at Egypt’s Herakleopolis Magna – The Archaeology News Network

Just beyond the Great Pyramids of Giza in the basement of Cairo’s Grand Egyptian Museum, which is set to be the world’s largest archaeological museum when it opens in 2018, Egyptian and Japanese restoration experts unpacked the pharaoh’s treasured artifacts from sealed wooden boxes.

Some of the world’s oldest relics, including dozens belonging to King Tut, who ruled Egypt more than 3,000 years ago, are being carefully shuttled from the old Egyptian Museum in central Cairo to the vast halls of the new one 23 kilometers away.

via New Cairo museum hopes Tutankhamun’s chariot will be a draw for tourists – The Archaeology News Network

Image reference: The chariot of the ancient Egyptian boy-king Tutankhamun is seen during its transfer from the Egyptian Museum 
to the new Grand Egyptian Museum in Giza May 23, 2017 [Credit: Reuters/Mohamed Abd El Ghany] from

In Egypt, Debate Rages Over Scans of King Tut’s Tomb

via From Stonehenge to Nefertiti: how high-tech archaeology is transforming our view of history – HeritageDaily – Heritage & Archaeology News.

Scans of King Tut’s Tomb Reveal New Evidence of Hidden Rooms

For at least 3,339 years, nobody has seen what lies behind the west and north walls of the burial chamber of Tutankhamun.  But this secret of three millennia might not last much longer.

On Thursday, Mamdouh Eldamaty, the Egyptian antiquities minister, held a press conference in Cairo to announce a tantalizing new piece of evidence:  Radar scans on those walls have revealed not only the presence of hidden chambers, but also unidentified objects that lie within these rooms. These objects, Eldamaty said, seem to be composed of both metal and organic materials.

via Scans of King Tut’s Tomb Reveal New Evidence of Hidden Rooms – The National Geographic.

“It is full of treasures … the discovery of the 21st century.” — NILE Magazine.

Amun-Ra Egyptology Blog: Revelations in the Valley of the Kings: what has been found since King Tut’s coffin?.

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