Ancient tomb with rare inscriptions discovered in Egypt

An Egyptian-German archaeological mission affiliated with the German Archaeological Institute uncovered a previously unknown mastaba, a type of ancient Egyptian tomb, while excavating an ancient cemetery. The tomb dates back to the country’s Old Kingdom (c. 2700 BCE – c. 2200 BCE) more than 4,000 years ago.  It contains inscriptions and representations of scenes […]

Egypt aborts controversial pyramid renovation plan

Egypt has scuttled a controversial plan to reinstall ancient granite cladding on the pyramid of Menkaure, the smallest of the three great pyramids of Giza, a committee formed by the country’s tourism minister said in a statement. Mostafa Waziri, secretary general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, announced the plan last month, declaring it […]

Tunnel that could lead to Cleopatra’s Tomb is ‘geometric miracle’

Beneath the temple ruins of the Egyptian city of Taposiris Magna, archaeologists recently discovered a secret tunnel dubbed the “geometric miracle.”The city was founded in Egypt by the Hellenistic king Ptolemy II Philadelphus between 280 and 270 BCE, and its name translates to “The Great Tomb of Osiris” (the god of death in Egyptian […]

Blinken to Abbas: US opposes relocation of Gaza Palestinians to Egypt

The Biden administration is opposed to the forced relocation of Palestinians from Gaza to neighboring Egypt, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken told Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas when he met with him in Ramallah on Sunday. Blinken “made clear that Palestinians must not be forcibly displaced,” State Department spokesman Matthew Miller said after […]