It is one of the ancient Egyptian sites you’ve probably never heard of before.
The catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa (Mound of Shards) is an ancient site located in Alexandria, Egypt. The catacombs are considered one of the Seven Wonders of the Middle Ages.
Parts of the burial site date back as far as 215AD, when the Roman Empire’s control over ancient Egypt was at its peak.
Ever since their discovery, the catacombs had remained… Seguir leyendo
In Brief: The Egyptian Minister of Antiquities Dr.Khaled El-Enany announced the first discovery of the year 2019 from Tuna El-Gebel, an archaeological site in Menia, where a joint archaeological mission has discovered a collection of Ptolemaic burial chambers
engraved in rock and filled with a large number of mummies of different sizes and genders.
Egyptian Archaeologists have discovered a new burial site believed to date back from the Ptolemaic era
of ancient Egypt, (323 BC… Seguir leyendo
An ancient Egyptian Papyrus–the so-called Cairo Calendar–is perhaps one of the most fascinating pieces of evidence of how advanced the ancient Egyptians were in terms of Astronomy.
Image Credit: OI: 10.1371/JOURNAL.PONE.
Also known as the Calendar of the Days of Luck and the Unfortunate, this papyrus – which dates from 1244 – 1163 BC, assigns predictions and forecasts to every day of the Egyptian year.
These forecasts indicate whether the day or part of the… Seguir leyendo
An Egyptian archaeological mission has discovered in a neighborhood east of Cairo a ceremonial room which dates back at least 3,000 years, belonging to Pharaoh Ramses II.
Experts say the ceremonial room is extremely well preserved.
Ramses II was the third pharaoh of the XIX Dynasty of Egypt, and governed about 66 years, from 1279 BC to 1213 BC.
Image Credit: Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities.
Ramses II is one of the most famous pharaohs to… Seguir leyendo
Egyptian archaeologists working on a groundwater reduction project at the Kom Ombo Temple in Aswan have discovered a sandstone sphinx, according to the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities on Sunday.
The discovery comes as a surprise as in the last few months, archaeologists working in Egypt have uncovered the remains of two Sphinx statues.
The unearthed Sphinx after it was restored. Image Credit: Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities.
A few weeks ago, we wrote about how construction… Seguir leyendo
In brief: Egyptian scientists who analyzed the mummies found inside have managed to establish the stature, sex, and age of the mummies covered in the so-called ‘mummy juice’. Curiously, more than 25 thousand people had signed a petition for drinking the juice
that remained in the sarcophagus for thousands of years.
The Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities has released new details about the giant black granite sarcophagus discovered in Alexandria, Egypt. According to the Egyptian Ministry… Seguir leyendo
There’s a Mummy in the Egyptian Museum of Turin called ‘Fred’ that has now changed everything we thought we knew about the Ancient Egyptian embalming process.
It also shows that mummies were embalmed 1,500 years earlier than previously thought, meaning that Fred practically predates Egyptian Pharaohs.
The ancient Mummy has remained untouched by modern chemical s for thousands of years and has not been studied previously by experts.
That’s until researchers from the United Kingdom… Seguir leyendo
In brief: Egyptian workers have come across an underground sphinx statue during roadworks in the Upper Egyptian city of Luxor, reports the news agency Youm7
, citing the head of the Antiquities Department Mohammed Abdel Asis.
Another extremely interesting discovery has been made in Egypt.
During the repair of a road in the Egyptian city of Luxor, construction workers discovered what seems to be a completely new statue of a Sphinx located beneath the surface,… Seguir leyendo
Imhotep was an Egyptian scholar who deserves to be considered a historical archetype of a polymath; wise, doctor, astronomer, and the first architect known in history (ca. 2690 – 2610 BC). High Priest of Heliopolis, vizier of Pharaoh Djoser, and the man who designed the Step Pyramid of Saqqara
, during the Third Dynasty.
Imhotep’s name can be translated to: “he who comes in peace.”
Not only was Imhotep a doctor, but he was also… Seguir leyendo
Egyptology is the study of ancient Egyptian history, language, literature, religion, architecture and art from the 5th millennium BC until the end of its native religious practices in the 4th century AD. A practitioner of the discipline is an “Egyptologist”. In Europe, particularly on the Continent, Egyptology is primarily regarded as being a philological discipline, while in North America it is often regarded as a branch of archaeology. The first explorers were the ancient… Seguir leyendo
The Egyptian cosmos is separated into two parts. The upper region consists of the earth (Geb), atmosphere (Shu) and heavens (Nut). Nut and Geb are lovers, but Shu must hold them apart to allow the other gods the freedom to move across the cosmos.
Most important of these celestial children is Ra, the sun-god, who sails across the sky at day and into the underworld at night. Whereas the heavenly bodies represent the divine order… Seguir leyendo