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Tomb of Ancient Egypt's Beer Maker to the God is Found (February 2014) New
An interesting tomb was uncovered by a Japanese team in Luxor in January 2014.

Ancient Egytpian School Uncovered (February 2014) New
A 1,700 year old classroom has been uncovered dating back to the time when Romans controlled ancient Egypt.

3,600 Year Old Mummy Uncovered (February 2014) New
A Spanish team fiinds a well preserved mummy from the 17th Dynasty at Luxor!

4,600-Year-Old Pyramid Excavated! (February 2014) New
Read about a small step pyramid recently excavated near Edfu that is older than the Great Pyramid.

Continuing Discoveries in Giza (January 2014) New
Work has continued at unearthing the necropolis of Giza. Here is a report on the progress made excavating a bustling port that was in use during the times that the pyramids were being built.

Discovery of an Ancient Forgotten Pharaoh (January 2014) New
Here is a report of the discovery of an unknown pharaoh from a  previously unknown enigmatic dynasty of ancient Egyptian kings, found at a site in Abydos.

Egyptian Ancient Monuments Continue to be Vandalized and Looted (Sept. 2013) New
With ongoing unrest in Egypt, the monuments and antiquities continue to be vandalized and looted with alarming impunity and frequency.

Dr Zahi Hawass Discusses His Departure (July 2011)
With the recent shake-up within the Egyptian Government the Antiquities Ministry has been resolved and the future of Egyptology hangs in the balance. Dr. Hawass explains his recent departure.

Zahi Hawass Returns as Minister of Antiquities! (April 2011)
In yet another surprising turn-of-events, Zahi Hawass is reappointed as head of the Antiquities Ministry

Dr Zahi Hawass Resigns Over Eroded Security Matters (March 2011)
Here is a brief interview explaining why Dr. Hawass felt it was necessary to resign in protest

Egyptian antiquities attacked and under threat (March 2011)
The Ministry of Antiquities has issued a detailed and alarming report on the widespread looting and vandalism of archaeological sites and museums during the last month.

2011 Spotlight Interview with Dr. Zahi Hawass
Here's a somewhat brief exchange with Dr. Hawass from Feb. 21, 2011 which asks some questions after the recent protests, vandalism and thefts in Egypt.

SIGN THE PETITION to call on the Egyptian Transitional Authority and Military to immediately restore adequate security measures to the monuments!




Press Release - Pieces of Amenhotep III and Tiye statue found (January 11, 2011)
Six missing pieces from the colossal double statue of the 18th Dynasty King Amenhotep III and his wife Queen Tiye, have been discovered at the Medinet Habu.
Press Release - Ancient road uncovered in Luxor (November 15, 2010)
Read about the discovery of twelve new sphinx statues from the reign of Nectanebo I (380-362 BC). These sphinx statues were found in the last sector of the Avenue of the Sphinxes.

New Discovery at Giza  (November 2, 2010)
Read about a large mud brick wall dating to the reign of King Thuthmose IV (1400-1390 BCE). The wall was uncovered in the area located in front of King Khafre’s valley temple on the Giza plateau.

News from the Valley of the Kings (March 28, 2009)
In November, 2007, a new chapter in the history of the Valley of the Kings began when the first all-Egyptian team ever to work at the site began excavations under the direction of Dr. Zahi Hawass. Hawass announced today that the team has recently made many important and exciting discoveries, which are revolutionizing our understanding of one of the most mysterious and fascinating places in Egypt.

Queen’s Pyramid Discovered at Saqqara (November 19, 2008)
Dr. Zahi Hawass, Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, announced today that he and his team have discovered the pyramid of a 6th Dynasty queen at Saqqara. Minister of Culture Farouk Hosni was present for the announcement, which took place today at the site of the discovery

 The Discovery of the Mummy of Hatshepsut (June 27, 2007)
Dr. Zahi Hawass formerly announces the discovery of the mummy of Hatshepsut and reveals the exciting clues that led to the discovery.

Wonders Never Cease (May 2007)
The pyramids of Giza are removed from the list of the NEW Seven Wonders of the World.

Germany Continues to Refuse to Loan Nefertiti Bust Back To Egypt (APR 2007)
In attempts to reduce damage by tourism the tombs in the Valley of the Kings get hi resolution conservation.

Egypt Tombs Paintings Imaged In High Res (APR 2007)
After many years of controversy the tension still continues between Germany and Egypt over the return, even as a loaner, of the Nefertiti bust to Egypt.

New Tombs Discovered in Saqqara! (MAR 2007)
Three new finds demonstrate that Saqqara still has much more to reveal about Egyptology.

The Butler and The Scribe (FEB 2007)
Two new finds at Saqqara shed light on the people who surrounded the ancient kings of Egypt.

Dynasty Revealed (JAN 2007)
Uncovering a new stelae reveals new information about a 20th Dynasty king.

New Test Shows King Tut Died of Leg and Not Head Injury (DEC 2006)
New medical testing challenges and old theory about the death of King Tut.

Excavation in Ain Shams (MAR 2006)
New discoveries at the site of ancient Heliopolis.

Read about the newly discovered cache found in the Valley of the Kings near King Tut's tomb!

PRESS RELEASE: New Discoveries at Luxor!! (May 2005)
Life-size statue uncovered, monument of Amenhotep I, and more!!

New Discoveries at Abydos!! (May 2005)
An exciting discovery including a
collection of 200 rough ceramic beer and wine jars dating back to the second Dynasty that are contemporary with the reign of Khasekhemwy.

PRESS RELEASE: New Discovery at Saqqara!! (May 2005)
This exciting discovery includes
a beautiful Late Period mummy, as well as two false doors.

King Tut Returns to the U.S.
For the first time in 26 years pieces from the King Tut cache are dipslayed in American Museums!

No Amateurs Allowed -9/04
Dr. Hawass refuses a request from amateurs to prove their speculation about the Great Pyramid.

Gathering the pieces - 9/04
Egypt's stolen antiquities continue to be repatriated. Here's a report on the return of a 30th dynasty granite relief from Christie's New York auction house.

First Lion Mummy Found In Tomb Near King Tut - 1/04
For the first time, archaeologists have discovered a preserved lion skeleton in an ancient Egyptian tomb.

The Mummy of Nefertiti -7/03
Has the mummy of Nefertiti finally been found? Dr. Hawass does not believe that it has.

Ramesses I Mummy to Return to Egypt!  -4/30/03
The Michael C. Carlos Museum in Atlanta will return this famous mummy to its homeland.

26th Dynasty Mummy Found!  -6/02
Dr. Zahi Hawass announces the discovery of a new intact mummy recently found in the Bahriya Oasis.

The Pyramid Count Climbs  -5/30/02 - 6/5/02
New pyramid discovery in Abu Roash!

Rare Pharaonic Bust Unearthed in Delta  - 3/31/02
Read about this rare find - the discovery of a rare 12 foot high bust thought to be that of Nerfertari!

Recovery of a Precious Coffin Trough  - 2/02
Finally, the bottom of the coffin discovered in KV 55 is returned to its rightful place in Egypt.

Ancient Egyptian Tomb Found  - 11/18/01
Egyptian archaeologists have discovered a 2,500-year-old limestone tomb in a densely populated area of apartment blocks in Cairo.

ABC News - Archaeologists Say Hidden Cavities Found in Cheops Pyramid  - 4/20/01
This report features possible cavities found in the Great Pyramid by a French team of archaeologists

CNN - Exploring Ancient Egyptian Perception of Human Form - 10/8/99
Read about this exciting Old Kingdom Exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City!

CNN - Researchers Find Health Secrets in Ancient Egyptian Eye Shadow - 9/22/99
In ancient Egypt, everyone wore eye make up -- men, women and children of all castes, according to historians. Scientists now think the cosmetics may have had as much to do with health as with beauty or style.

SCA News Bulletin - 9/99
Here's the Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities recent news bulletin.

Press Release From Egypt - 7/99
Here's the latest news straight from Egypt, as reported by Dr. Zahi Hawass, Undersecretary of the State for the Giza Monuments.

News and Gossip - 7/19/99
Here's some recent news from the Egyptology Resources website.

Millenium Pyramid Celebration - 4/18/99
Learn out about the upcoming celebration of the new millenium to take place at the pyramids in Giza.

Guardian's Late Breaking News - 6 Royal Tombs Open in Valley of Kings - 3/28/99
Read about the six royal tombs in the Valley that are being again opened to the public!

Opening The Lost Tombs: FOX TV Special - 3/3/99
Learn about the recent live ancient Egyptian tomb opening  on Fox television.

Archaeologists Find New Treasures of Ancient Egypt - 1/9/99
Learn about well preserved statues recently found at Saqqara.

Sphinx of Cleopatra's Father Emerges from Waves - 10/29/98
Read news of a granite sphinx with the head of Cleopatra's father that emerged recently from the choppy waters of Alexandria harbor after 1,600 years of submersion.

Guardian's Late Breaking Egypt News
Here are the latest news stories about Egypt from AP, Reuters and others. (Latest - Egypt Opens Giza Pyramids To Public)

'Gifts of the Nile' A Brilliant Showcase of Ancient Egyptian Art
Enjoy an ancient Egypt exhibit at the the Cleveland Museum of Art.

Archaeologists Open Ancient Tomb In Egypt
Read about the recent opening of the first intact tomb uncovered in Egypt since the discovery of the tomb of King Tut, found at Abu Sir, Egypt.

BBC - Sphinx Loses Support
Finally the scaffolding falls away from the Sphinx as the restoration winds down.

Tomb of King Tut's Nurse Found Near Cairo
French archaeologists announced that they have found the tomb of the wet nurse of Tutankhamen!

CNN - Officials Seek to Reassure Tourists After Attack
The Egyptian government are taking steps to restore faith in travel to Egypt after the recent tragedy at Luxor.

CNN - The Sounds of Ancient Egypt
Read about the violinist that believes music is key to understanding how the pharaohs may have spoke.

Egypt Enjoying Tourism Boom 
Read about the recent upswing in tourism in Egypt over the past few years.

News from Luxor, December 1996 
News from Nigel Strudwick about his work at Luxor!

TIME - The Secrets of Snefru July 22, 1996
Here's an article about the opening of the pyramids at Dahshur, which were built by King Snefru, father of King Khufu.

CNN - Tombs of the Unknown Workers 
This article features the Workman's Village for the builders of the Pyramids at Giza!

Mummy's Curse Powerless Against Theft of Egypt's Artifacts 
Beginning in ancient times, looting and theft of valuable artifacts are still prevalent in Egypt today.

CNN - Egyptologists Stumble Upon Huge Ramses II Statue 
This article highlights a surprising recent find - a statue of Ramesses II at Giza!

CNN Report - New Corridor Found In Tomb! 
Here is a CNN online article about a new find in the latest tomb to be found in the Valley of the Kings!

CNN - Confounding Experts, an Ancient Culture Thrives in Egypt
This article explores how the Nubian people have thrived since the building of the High Aswan Dam.

CNN - New Plateau of Pyramids 
Read about the exciting opening of the pyramids at Dahshur, which have been closed to the public for many years!

CNN - The Great Pyramids Take a Breather 
This explains about the temporary closing of the pyramid of Khafre at Giza.

CNN - The Race To Save Egyptian Relics 
Here is a CNN online article about the growing concern to save ancient artifacts before they're plowed under during construction.

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