4,000 year old Queen burial unearthed

A new burial chamber of a 4,000 year old queen was recently unearthed by a team of French archaeologists working at Saggara.
The burial chamber in very bad condition is believed to belong to Queen Behenu of the Sixth Dynasty.
Further excavation inside the burial led to the finding of the Queen’s saracophagus but unfortunately the mummy was destroyed.
Philippe Collombert (Head of the mission) said:
“It is a well-preserved granite sarcophagus engraved with the queen’s different titles, but says nothing about the identity of her husband,”.

Hieroglyph Facts

You can find plenty of information on Hieroglyphics on our main site, but I’ve decided to throw in a few ‘fun facts’ about this Ancient Egyptian alphabet here on our blog. Hopefully we’ll build on this over the next few months, so let me know if you have any information you think we should [...]

Rosetta Stone Dispute continues…

Egypt’s head of antiquities will drop a demand for the permanent return of the Rosetta Stone if the British Museum agrees to a 3 month loan, he says. The Stone – a basalt slab dating back to 196BC which was key to the modern deciphering of hieroglyphics – has been at the museum since [...]

Egypt bringing its antiquities home

Egyptian archaeologists are traveling to the Louvre in Paris later this month to collect five ancient fresco fragments stolen from a tomb in the Valley of the Kings in the 1980s. These are just some of the “stolen” antiquities which they are seeking to return to Egypt.

The most high-profile item that the archaeologists would [...]

US to return stolen sarcophagus to Egypt

Last year, a 3,000 year old Egyptian artifact turned up…in Miami. Now Federal prosecutors in the US are suing to return the stolen sarcophagus to its home country. The Egyptian authorities suspect the artifact was illegally excavated years ago, before finding its way from Barcelona to sunny Florida through a network of antique [...]