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A Sign. Al Karnak temple – luxor.

A Sign.

Al Karnak temple – luxor.

Al Karnak Temple – Luxor (2017) ©Esraa Aymn

Al Karnak Temple – Luxor (2017)

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Breaking News: 3000-year Tomb Contains Intact …

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Aerial view of the Luxor Temple

In the background the Valley of the Kings stands on the west bank of the Nile.

Egypt unveils a Ramesside tomb found in Luxo…

Egypt unveils a Ramesside tomb found in Luxor

An Egyptian archaeological mission

uncovered

in El-Assasif

Necropolis in Luxor, a Ramesside tomb of ‘Thaw-Rakht-If’, the overseer of the mummification shrine at

Precinct of Mut

and the original entrance of tomb (TT28), the burial place of the ancient Egyptian official Hori from the 13th century BC.

Egyptian Antiquities Minister Khaled el-Anani said the tomb contains two decorative sarcophagi,

two wooden statues of the deceased, five painted wooden funerary masks, a thousand Ushabti statuettes, as well as other treasures. 

The tomb’s wall is decorated with scenes depicting the deceased family, such as his wife Kharousekhmet-Nefret, who was the singer of god Amun-Re.

Aerial view of the Luxor Temple

Aerial view of the Luxor Temple

In the background the Valley of the Kings stands on the west bank of the Nile.

Relief depicting cattle brought for sacrifice,…

Relief depicting cattle brought for sacrifice, detail of a wall painting from the Tomb of Sennefer (TT96).

Sennefer

was Mayor of Thebes and “Overseer of the Granaries and Fields, Gardens and Cattle of Amun”. New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, reign of Amenhotep II, ca. 1427-1401 BC. Sheikh Abd el-Qurna, West Thebes. 

Archaeologists discover ancient painting, coff…

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A French archaeological mission in Egypt discovered an ancient sandstone painting and a wooden coffin dating back to some 3,500 years in El-Asasif ancient cemetery west of Luxor province, the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities said on Thursday, 8th Nov 2018.

The two pieces date back to the 18th Dynasty of pharaohs who ruled ancient Egypt from 1550 BC to 1292 BC, according to Mustafa Waziri, head of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities.

The discovery was made in Asasif region west of Upper Egypt’s monument-rich Luxor by a joint mission from French Institute of Oriental Archaeology in Cairo (IFAO) and University of Strasbourg, led by French Egyptologist Frederic Colin.

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The coffin was almost intact but the painting had its upper left part missing.

In late September, an Egyptian archaeological mission, also in El-Asasif, discovered two ancient tombs with two mummies.

Egypt, one of the world’s oldest civilizations, has been working hard to preserve its archaeological heritage and discover the secrets of its ancient artifacts.

Over the past few years, the country has witnessed several big archaeological discoveries including pharaonic tombs, statues, coffins, mummies, burial sites and funerary gardens.

Temple of Luxor at sunset, Luxor Luxor Te…

Temple of Luxor at sunset, Luxor

Luxor Temple is a large Ancient Egyptian temple complex located on the east bank of the Nile River in the city today known as Luxor and was constructed approximately 1400 BCE. In the Egyptian language it is known as ipet resyt, “the southern sanctuary”.