Valley of the Kings

Memory of the day: Egypt retrieves Queen Nefertari’s head statue in 2001

Wed, 28 Jul 2021 - 01:29 GMT

On this day, July 28, 2001, Egypt retrieved the head statue of Nefertari, the wife of Pharaoh Ramses II, and six stolen papyrus scrolls after they were smuggled to Britain during the nineties from a warehouse in Saqqara, south of Cairo.

Egypt’s Ministry Of Tourism & Antiquities organizes week-long trip for Sinai's talented child Ali Hassan

Sun, 04 Jul 2021 - 11:46 GMT

This trip comes within the framework of the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities' keenness to encourage young Egyptian talents, raise their archaeological awareness, and introduce them to Egypt's tourism potential.

Secrets of Luxor’s ‘Lost Golden City’ continue to dazzle the world

Mon, 12 Apr 2021 - 03:04 GMT

The city is dubbed the “Rising of Aten” and was discovered by the renowned archaeologist Zahi Hawass, head of the Egyptian mission in the west of Luxor Governorate.

April 3: Mummy of King Seti II will be transferred in Pharaohs’ Golden Parade to NMEC

Thu, 01 Apr 2021 - 12:46 GMT

The mummy of King Seti II, the fifth pharaoh of the 19th Dynasty, was discovered in 1898 in the Tomb of Amenhotep II (KV 35) in Valley of the Kings, Luxor.

Mummy of Queen Hatshepsut will be among 22 royal mummies transferred in grand parade

Wed, 24 Mar 2021 - 03:25 GMT

Hatshepsut’s achievements as a powerful queen and then a ruling pharaoh have made her one of the most famous figures in ancient Egypt history.

All you need to know about the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb in 1923

Tue, 16 Feb 2021 - 05:17 GMT

On February 16, 1923, Howard Carter was the first person in more than 3000 years to set foot in the room that contained the ark of Tutankhamun.

How did Ancient Egyptians deal with rapists?

Wed, 06 Jan 2021 - 02:32 GMT

According to the archaeological researcher Magdy Shaker, an Egyptian papyrus dating back to the year 1200 BC revealed an incident of harassment in the city of Thebes, the capital of ancient Egypt, which is currently located in the city of Luxor in Upper Egypt.

Acquaint yourself with Tutankhamun’s multi-layered sarcophagi

Sun, 03 Jan 2021 - 01:08 GMT

Tutankhamun was buried in his famous tomb “Cemetery 62” in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings. It was discovered on November 4, 1922 by British archaeologist Howard Carter.

Culture tourism in Egypt thrive since its resumption in September

Tue, 20 Oct 2020 - 12:37 GMT

In light of the resumption of cultural tourism in Egypt, starting from the beginning of the previous September, a number of tourist groups from France, the United Kingdom, Spain, Ukraine and Belarus flocked to Luxor from Hurghada as part of the "one-day" trips.

Egypt’s Min. of Tourism & Antiquities announces working hours for museums, archaeological sites in Upper Egypt

Mon, 06 Jul 2020 - 12:54 GMT

The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities decided to reopen five museums and eight archaeological sites as of July 1.

Hawass searches for tombs of Nefertiti, Imhotep

Thu, 21 May 2020 - 01:22 GMT

Egyptologist Zahi Hawas said that he is currently searching with his team for the tomb of Queen Nefertiti in Luxor and the cemetery of the architect Imhotep in Saqqara.

DNA tests used to determine Nefertiti’s mummy

Sun, 08 Dec 2019 - 03:14 GMT

Recently, Zahi Hawass has announced the start of the National Project for the Study of Royal Mummies. Will Nefertiti be found?

Min. of Antiquities visits Tutankhamun’s tomb in the Valley of the Kings

Wed, 16 Oct 2019 - 05:00 GMT

Minister of Antiquities Khaled el-Anani visited the tomb of King Tutankhamun in the Valley of the Kings on the western mainland in Luxor to observe the installation of the king's quartzite sarcophagus.

New excavation works led by Zahi Hawas take place in Luxor

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 - 01:55 GMT

The Egyptian archaeologist mission led by prominent historian and archaeologist Zahi Hawas began excavation works in the Valley of Monkeys of Valley of the Kings.

Alia Ismail: 1st Egyptologist to use 3D technology in documentation

Sat, 05 Aug 2017 - 06:24 GMT

Aliaa Ismail, 26, is the first Egyptian to work in the field of 3D scanning of Egyptian heritage at the tomb of Seti I in the Valley of the Kings in Luxor.

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