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Earliest Image of Egyptian Ruler Wearing "White Crown" of Royalty Brought to Light

The earliest known image of an Egyptian ruler wearing the "White Crown" associated with Egyptian dynastic power has been brought to light by an international team of archaeologists led by Egyptologists from Yale University.
Carved around 3200 BCE, this unique record of a royal celebration at the dawn of the Egyptian dynastic period was found at a site discovered almost a half-century ago by Egyptologist Labib Habachi at Nag el-Hamdulab, on the West Bank of the Nile to the north of Aswan.

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A team of archaeologists has discovered an ancient rock drawing along the banks of the Nile River in Egypt, which depicts a royal festival during the country's earliest dynasty.
According to a statement released by Egypt's Antiquities Ministry, the rock art dates back to 5,200 years ago and is part of a series featuring ancient hunting, fighting and celebrations.

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Egypt to uncover 2nd solar boat at Giza

The Egyptian ministry of antiquities announced on Tuesday that it would uncover the second solar boat at the Giza Pyramids on Thursday morning. The original date had been scheduled for Wednesday.
According to a statement from the ministry, the boat had been discovered in 1987 after an electromagnetic radar survey west of the first solar boat, which is currently on display next to the Great Pyramid.

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How can Akhenaten's boundary stela be protected in situ in the parched desert near the Upper Egyptian governorate of Minya?

When the monotheistic Pharaoh Akhenaten converted to the worship the sun god Aten during the 18th Dynasty, he abandoned the capital city of ancient Thebes where Amun had been worshipped for generations and moved downriver to Minya, where he founded his new capital at the present day Tuna Al-Gabal.
To determine the city's boundaries, Akhenaten carved 15 boundary stelae into the face of the cliff of the desert plateau at Minya. Three of these were carved on the face of the cliff at the southern and northern extremities of the city, while a further 11 were carved on the east and west banks of the Nile and one was carved at Tuna Al-Gabal. Of them all, this is the most accessible.
Each stela bears engravings of Akhenaten and his family worshipping Aten and is inscribed with hieroglyphic text. The layout of Akhetaten shows that the placement of these stelae was not haphazard, but on the contrary the alignment very closely matches the city and the royal tomb of Akhenaten.

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Granite depiction of cow-shaped deity returns to Egypt

Stolen engraving that features the ancient Egyptian goddess Akht had been up for auction in London

After 11 years of absence from the Behbit El-Hegara temple in El-Gharbiya governorate, the engraving featuring the cow-shaped ancient Egyptian deity Akht will soon be back in its original position. The engraving is part of a larger one at Behbit El-Hegara temple which was built during the reign of the 30th dynasty king Nakhtanebo.
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Egypt's popular uprising may have arrived just in time to save a Neolithic site that holds the country's oldest evidence of agriculture and could yield vital clues to the rise of Pharaonic civilisation.
The site lies in a protected nature reserve along the shore north of Lake Qarun that until recently had remained virtually untouched, even though it lies only 70km from Cairo, Egypt's fast-expanding capital.

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A unique statue of King Amenhotep III, who is believed to be the grandfather of King Tutankhamun, has been unearthed at his funerary temple on the west bank of the Nile near Luxor.
A statement released on Tuesday by Egypt's ministry of state for antiquities said that the discovery was accomplished by a team of Egyptian and European archaeologists, reports Discovery News.

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EGYPTS LOST CITIES: Monday 30th May, BBC1 8.30pm

It appears that the ousting of President Hosni Mobarek isnt the only revolution going on in Egypt, with military satellite technology possibly set to change how we go about searching for the long lost treasures of the Pharaohs.
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Egyptian Pyramids Found By Infra-Red satellite Images



EGYPTIAN CITY AND UPTO 17 NEW PYRAMIDS DISCOVERED BY INFRA-RED SATELLITE



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Buried city revealed by satellite

An infra-red satellite image reveals the pattern of streets and houses in the buried ancient city of Tanis in Egypt. The new technique has also shown up the sites of 17 lost pyramids as well as thousands of tombs and settlements.
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Egyptian pyramids found by infra-red satellite images

Seventeen lost pyramids are among the buildings identified in a new satellite survey of Egypt.
More than 1,000 tombs and 3,000 ancient settlements were also revealed by looking at infra-red images which show up underground buildings.
Initial excavations have already confirmed some of the findings including of two suspected pyramids.

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