Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Japanese archaeologists discover 3,000-year-old tomb with vivid murals in Egypt - AJW by The Asahi Shimbun

Japanese archaeologists discover 3,000-year-old tomb with vivid murals in Egypt - AJW by The Asahi Shimbun: The site, on the west bank of the Nile near Luxor, dates from the 12th century B.C. and has beautifully preserved murals in vivid colors.

Jiro Kondo, who led the dig on behalf of Waseda University’s Institute of Egyptology in Tokyo, said, "In recent years, it has become extremely rare to discover a tomb with paintings on the walls and ceiling that remain in such a good condition."

Monday, 24 February 2014

Memorial Service 26th February | Luxor Committee

Memorial Service 26th February | Luxor Committee: The Governor of Luxor wishes to announce that on the 26th February there will be a memorial service for the 19 victims of the balloon accident which occurred 1 year ago. The service will be held at the crash site on the west bank at 10 am.

There will be transport provided from the east bank. The bus will depart at 9am from the Novotel

Monday, 17 February 2014

A part of Memnon colossi uncovered in Luxor - Ancient Egypt - Heritage - Ahram Online


 A part of Memnon colossi uncovered in Luxor - Ancient Egypt - Heritage - Ahram Online: The European-Egyptian archaeological mission headed by famed Egyptologist Horig Sourouzian has unearthed a collection of quartzite blocks that had been missing since antiquity from Memnon colossi, at the entrance of King Amenhotep III's temple at Kom El-Hitan on Luxor's west bank.

Saturday, 15 February 2014

Tom keen to take taekwondo chance -GB to Luxor

Tom keen to take taekwondo chance - Sport - East London Advertiser: This weekend Smith and 25 others are in action at the Luxor Open in Egypt, the first of three Middle East hosted competitions taking place over the next three weeks.

Thursday, 13 February 2014

Beautiful photos of Aswan

Recently we had a travel photographer, Kim Lai, stay with us and he took some unique and wonderful photos of Luxor, this is the link to his Aswan series. from his Facebook page Crosroadz (1) Aswan

Monday, 10 February 2014

More about the Amenhotep III/Akhenaton co-regency discovery

For those interested in more details about our discovery, just say, at the moment, waiting for the comprehensive and detailed publication:
1. The context of the research, from the excavations carried out in the chapel of the vizier, indicates clearly the unit on the time of destruction of the decoration, probably carried out by order of the Royal House at time very close to the 30 year Amen-Hotep III.
2. We have a space enclosed with no more two meters between each of the columns that show the inscriptions, paired, Amen-Hotep III/Amen-Hotep IV.
3. In one of the columns with the inscription of Amen - Hotep III it's the mention, about the emergence of the King in the Tjentjat (at the beginning of the year 30 Jubilee)
4. That date, is collected in Kheruef's TT192 as referring to the 27th day of the second month, of the Shemu Season, in the year 30 of Amen-Hotep III.

Therefore, we have:

1. A place: The chapel of the vizier with unfinished decoration and evidence of sudden disruption of decoration in a single chronological moment

2. A monumental Ensemble: four sets of inscriptions with the titles of Amen-Hotep III and Amen-Hotep IV as Kings of Upper and Lower Egypt sculpted by the same craftsmens, at the same time.

3. A closed date: the day 27th, of 2nd month of Shemu Season, of the year 30 of Amen-Hotep III.

Then: it can be concluded legitimately that in the 27th day of the second month of the Shemu Season, in the year 30 of Amen-Hotep III, both Pharaohs were, at the same time, both kings of Upper and Lower Egypt.

Obviously, there is more data but we reserve them for scientific publication.
Certainly, this discovery may alter many old approaches to the topic, but all of us we must be rigorous and not decide under prejudice the new data that gives us the reality, through a careful and rigorous research of those who have been working for five years in an unpublished and non-excavated tomb which today offers these great finds...

Sunday, 9 February 2014

Updates from the team at TT184

The team at TT184 have a Facebook page and they are posting regular updates, very worth following them. Here is the link TT184 they also have a blog for those of you not on Facebook http://tt184en.blogspot.hu/

This is a picture of their inspector and their reiss

Photo: Inspektorunk Atef Ahmed és raiszunk Ereőss Mohamed.
Our inspector Atef Ahmed & our rais Mohamed el-Araby.

Thursday, 6 February 2014

Evidence of the Amenhotep III/Akhenaton co-regency!!!

Microsoft Word - asasif _1_.doc - MSA_Asasif_Feb2014.pdf: Arab Republic of Egypt
Ministry of State for Antiquities Affaires
The Minister’s Office
The Minister of Antiquities, Dr.
Mohammed Ibrahim declared the
discovery of architectural rema
ins (of walls and
columns) in the
tomb of the Vizier Amen-Hotep Huy N
28 in Asasif Area –
Luxor. Some of these remain
s carry scenes showing both
Amenhotep III and Amenhotep IV
(father and son) in the same
space, and one following the other. The remains also show
hieroglyphic inscriptions of the
names of both kings beside each
The importance of this
discovery, Dr. Ibrahim says, is that it
presents the defin
itive evidence of
the co regency between
Amenhotep III and Amenhotep IV
because it dates exactly at the
beginning of the first Heb-Se
d of Amenhotep II, in the 30
year of
his reign.
Dr. Francisco j. Martin, the Field
and Scientific Director of the
Spanish Mission working in the Asasif
Project said that the project
started in 2009 with a study and ex
amination of the architectural
elements of the tomb and managed to discover a number of
ceramic and structural findings
that are now being graphically

10 Reasons Why You Should Go To Egypt RIGHT NOW | A Broad Abroad

Welcome back America, the first to put a travel advisory and the last to lift it. But they have lifted it and this the perspective of one American on travel to Egypt. I particularly love her PS do read the entire article.

10 Reasons Why You Should Go To Egypt RIGHT NOW | A Broad Abroad:

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