New Kingdom workshop uncovered in Gebel el-Silsila

The Swedish-Egyptian mission led by Dr. Maria Nilsson and John Ward (Lund University), found a New Kingdom sandstone workshop and several sculptures during excavations at Gebel el-Silsila archaeological site in Aswan. Continue reading “New Kingdom workshop uncovered in Gebel el-Silsila”

The 7th century AD and its quickening pace of change in the Roman East

Emperor Maurice’s self-sworn avenger Heraclius had overthrown Phocas in 610, and assumed responsibility as emperor for the defense of the empire and the faith, and the
expulsion of the Persians. Although the Persians had overrun Syria and Palestine and threatened to occupy all of Asia Minor and even approached Constantinople, it was Heraclius who, after reconstituting his armies, had brought the war to the heart of the Sassanian Empire in early 628. The overthrow and death of Chosroes ensued. Continue reading “The 7th century AD and its quickening pace of change in the Roman East”

Ancient Egyptian tomb full of coffins discovered in Assasif

An Ancient Egyptian tomb full of coffins was discovered in Assasif, Egypt.

The Egyptian Minister of Antiquities Dr. Khaled El-Enany announced that the Egyptian archaeological mission working at Assasif, on the West Bank of the Nile opposite the city of Luxor, uncovered a tomb that belongs to a man called Thaw-Irkhet-If.  The Mission also excavated the original entrance of a previously unexplored tomb, TT28. Continue reading “Ancient Egyptian tomb full of coffins discovered in Assasif”

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