Tag Archives: Tombs

New Discovery of 3,500 Year-Old-Tombe

Please click on the picture to read the article – very interesting and the photos are amazing More From Egypt Soon Brigitte Advertisements

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Photo of Week – The Key of Life

  …….called ANKH by the Egyptians.   It is one of the most recognized symbols from Ancient Egypt dating c.3150 – 2613 BC -the Early Dynastic Period, symbolizing both mortal existence and the afterlife.             … Continue reading

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Egypt – New Discoveries

Archaeologists discover three ancient tombs in Egypt 15 August 2017 From the section Middle East Image caption A sarcophagus from one of the three tombs found at burial grounds south of Cairo Archaeologists have discovered three tombs that date back … Continue reading

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CAIRO – LIVING AMONG THE DEAD

The incessantly honking cars on Cairo’s street don’t slow down or stop their horns to pay their respect when passing El Arafa –  The City of the Dead. I was astounded to see a graveyard (4 miles long) be part of  this vibrant metropolis … Continue reading

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EGYPT’S BURIAL GROUND FOR MILLIONS OF ANIMALS

A fascinating article about a new discovery of animal burial tombs is reported around the world, but maybe you have not read it yet? During routine excavations at the dog catacomb in Saqqara necropolis, an excavation team led by Salima … Continue reading

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IRANIAN – EGYPTIAN CONNECTION

Our headlines are dominated these days by IRAN and other countries in the MIDDLE EAST – most of the news is about war, how to avoid it or accelerate it. But in one of Cairo’s Mosques, the Al-Rifa’i Mosque, built between 1869 AND 1912, we find … Continue reading

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OPEN MUSEUM AT KARNAK

The Karnak Temple Complex in Luxor is often called the biggest outdoor museum in the world. But the last time I visited, a friend of mine said: “You must not miss to see the “Open Museum.” Open  Museum? I was puzzled, “But … Continue reading

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ROYAL MUMMIES – DISCOVERY OF 60 MUMMIES IN EGYPT’S VALEY OF THE KINGS

Nevine El-Aref, Monday 28 Apr 2014 Swiss archaeological mission finds cache of 18th dynasty royal mummies on Luxor’s West Bank A cache of royal mummies has been unearthed inside a rock-hewn tomb in the Valley of the Kings on Luxor’s … Continue reading

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PHARAOHS DRANK BEER LONG BEFORE US

In case you have missed it —- the BBC announced a few days ago that a Japanese team of archeologist discovered the tomb of the Head Brewer who served an ancient court more than 3000 years ago. The wall paintings … Continue reading

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TOMB PAINTINGS BROUGHT BACK TO LIFE

“Come I want to show you something,” Abdul said while we got out of the car. Walking up the hill towards a pile of stones that must have been a  house a long time ago, I was wondering what there … Continue reading

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