The massive 8-metre statue found in Cairo earlier this month, is believed not to depict Ramesses II, as previously thought. Features of the statue, studied after removal from the site, show that it probably represents King Psamtik I, a pharaoh of the 26th Dynasty, who ruled between 664-610 BC.
Parts of a 3000-year-old statue of king Ramesses II, found in Matariya neighbourhood of Cairo, Egypt, were found and lifted from the trench. Archaeologists also discovered parts of a life-sized limestone statue of Pharaoh Seti II, Ramses II’s grandson.
Archaeologists excavating the temple area in Luxor, Egypt, discovered a statue of king Amenhotep III of the 18th Dynasty, and parts of 66 statues of the goddess Sekhmet.
Archaeologists discovered parts of a building complex as well as a mortar pit with children’s footprints at the ancient city of Pi-Ramesses at Qantir, North Egypt, which was the capital during the reign of the King Ramses II.
Warsaw Mummy Project is the largest scientific venture ever undertaken in Poland to study the mummies belonging to the collection of the National Museum in Warsaw. We would like to closer present the details behind the research of one of Archaeofeed’s 2016 Archaeology Award winners.
Japanese archaeologists discovered a new tomb in Khoja area in Egypt’s Luxor. The tomb was built for a person named “Khonso“, who served as royal scribe during the era known as the Ramesside period of the 19th (1292-1189 BC) and 20th Dynasties (1189-1077) during ancient Egypt’s New Kingdom.
Excavations of a prehistoric cemetery of Al Khiday, Sudan, revealed wallnut-size prostate stones, which were found in the pelvic area of an 12000-year-old burial of an adult male.
First biological analysis of ancient terracotta figurines found at Yikpabongo in Northern Ghana’s Koma Land between 2010-2011 revealed that they were created by an unknown African civilisation. The figurines depict ancestral figures and animals.
Tunisian officers arrested a man involved in illegal trade of ancient artefacts and fake ones at a flea market in Sbeitla, north-central Tunisia.
Polish archaeologists discovered a unique graveyard in the Affad Basin, northern Sudan, which contains graves of people in the close vicinity of cow and sheep burials. The site is dated to Neolithic about 6000 years ago.
Burial site found at Clavijo farm in Santa Maria de Guia, Canary Islands, was confirmed being the oldest cemetery of slaves on the Atlantic sea coast, dating to between 15th-17th century.
Mid-January is the moment that our Staff would like to announce the 2016 Archaeological Awards for projects undertaken in Poland and worldwide. It is time to announce the research projects that our site would like to award for their contribution in archaeology, expanding our knowledge about the past, crossing new frontiers, and preservation of the cultural heritage.
Archaeologists discovered dozens of tombs cut out of rock, child burials, and animal remains investigating the ancient quarry site at Aswan from which ancient Egyptians took stone to build the pyramids.
Archaeologists excavated over 80 graves from a Medieval cemetery in al-Ghazali, north Sudan. The burials belong to Christian monks that lived 1500 years ago in the region.
New research on ancient Egyptian pot burials provides evidence that this type of burial was meant not only for the poor. The practice was not limited to children or to impoverished families.
Jordan’s customs officers returned to Egypt 340 archaeological artefacts seized at Aqaba port. The artefacts are said to date to various eras.
Experts identified a number of drugs used by ancient Egyptians through careful and long analysis of a 3500-year-old papyrus. Among the medicine are bull fat, bats blood, and lizard poop.
Rock art dating back 5000 years was found on the ceiling of a small cavity in the Egyptian Sahara desert, between the Nile valley and the Gilf Kebir Plateau. It is believed it depicts a star in the east, a newborn between parents and two animals.
Polish archaeologists discovered previously unknown settlement sites in Burkina Faso, West Africa, possibly being the oldest in the region. Among the finds are burial mounds, tells and numerous artefacts dating back even 50000 years.
Archaeologists discovered an ancient Egyptian encroachment wall at the Qubbet Al-Hawa site in Aswan. The presence of the structure suggests that new tombs might be located in the direct vicinity.