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Enigmatic discovery

Source: Al-Ahram Weekly, Tue March 07, 2006
Luxor, Egypt - The discovery of a red granite head of a king with Nubian features in the precinct of Amenhotep III's temple on Luxor's West Bank has puzzled Egyptologists.

Sun temple largest ever to be found

Source: Sydney Morning Herald, Mon February 27, 2006
Cairo, Egypt - A popular outdoor market in the east of Egypt's capital city will be shut down after archaeologists discovered a pharaonic sun temple with large statues believed to be of King Ramses II beneath it.

Intact tomb found in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings

Source: Scotsman, Thu February 09, 2006
Cairo, Egypt - An American team has found what appears to be an intact tomb in the Valley of the Kings, the first found in the valley since that of Tutankhamun in 1922, one of the archaeologists said on Thursday.

Archeologists Find Ancient Ship Remains

Source: ABC News, Mon January 30, 2006
Cairo, Egypt - An American-Italian team of archaeologists has found the remains of 4,000-year-old ships that used to carry cargo between Pharaonic Egypt and the mysterious, exotic land of Punt, the Supreme Council of Antiquities has announced.

Temple gives up statue of ancient Egyptian queen

Source: USA Today, Tue January 24, 2006
Luxor, Egypt - A Johns Hopkins University archaeological team has unearthed a statue of Queen Ti, one of the most important women in ancient Egypt and wife of Pharaoh Amenhotep III, Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities announced Monday.

Ancients Rang In New Year with Dance, Beer

Source: Discovery News, Sun January 01, 2006
Luxor, Egypt - Many ancient Egyptians marked the first month of the New Year by singing, dancing and drinking red beer until they passed out, according to archaeologists who have unearthed new evidence of a ritual known as the Festival of Drunkenness.

Plans unveiled for $550 million museum near the Pyramids

Source: The Art Newspaper, Tue December 20, 2005
Cairo, Egypt - Plans have been announced for the $550 million Great Egyptian Museum, to be established near the Pyramids near Cairo.

Egypt Parliament Confirms Change in Presidential Rules

Source: Zaman Online, Tue May 10, 2005
Cairo, Egypt - The Parliament in Egypt has confirmed a constitutional amendment allowing more than one candidates to participate in the presidential elections.

‘Most beautiful’ mummy unveiled

Source: The Guardian, Thu May 05, 2005
Cairo, Egypt - A superbly preserved, 2,300-year-old mummy bearing a golden mask and brightly coloured images of gods and goddesses was unveiled yesterday at Egypt's Saqqara pyramids complex south of Cairo.

Ancient necropolis found in Egypt

Source: BBC, Fri April 22, 2005
Cairo, Egypt - Archaeologists say they have found the largest funerary complex yet dating from the earliest era of ancient Egypt, more than 5,000 years ago.

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