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Middle-Kingdom garden found in Luxor

A 4,000-year-old funerary garden has been found in the Dra Abul Naga necropolis in Luxor, Egypt. Mahmoud Afifi, head of the Ancient Egyptian Antiquities sector at the Ministry of Antiquities told Ahram Online that the garden was found in the open courtyard of a Middle Kingdom rock-cut tomb and the layout

Greco-Roman artifacts found in Alexandria

A collection of artifacts dating to Hellenistic and Byzantine eras have been found in Alexandria, Egypt. Excavators from Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities have discovered a collection of Graeco-Roman artefacts during excavation work carried out in Alexandria’s Babour El-Maya area. Mahmoud Afifi, head of the Ancient Egyptian Department at the Ministry of Antiquities,

Neolithic rock art discovered in Egypt

6,000-year-old rock art has been found at Qubbet el-Hawa in Egypt. The image, discovered recently by archaeologists, provides a tantalizing glimpse of Egypt's Neolithic period, or Stone Age. It likely dates back to the latter half of the fourth millennium B.C., said Ludwig Morenz, an Egyptologist at the University of Bonn

Ancient footprints found in Egypt

Children's footprints dating back more than 3,000 years have been found in Egypt. Mysterious, 3,000-year-old footprints of ancient Egyptian children have emerged alongside rare painting fragments, at what appears to be the site of a royal palace or temple. The prints were uncovered at the remains of a large building in the

New Kingdom tombs found near Aswan

More than 12 New Kingdom tombs have been found near Aswan in Egypt. The majority of the tombs excavated so far – with the main exception of two infant burials – had been plundered in antiquity and left neglected without further disturbance, covered by up to three metres of Nile silt,

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