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Five Tombs found on Luxor's West Bank

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Dating mainly to the Third Intermediate Period (1,069 to 664 BC), five tombs are unearthed in the mortuary complex of Amenhetep II by an Italian mission. Several canopic jars are among the finds.

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Zahi Hawass to Stay On as Minister

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Zahi Hawass' resignation appears to have been stayed - for now.

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Discovery of an ancient Egyptian Treasure Gate in Luxor

A 2,700 year old treasure gate dating to the reign of Shabaqa has been discovered in Luxor at the Karnak Temple.

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Statue of Amenhotep III found at Kom El Hetan

The mission of the Colossi of Memnon and Amenhotep III Temple Conservation Project discovered an alabaster statue of Amenhotep III at Kom El Hetan, on Luxor's west bank.

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Zahi Hawass appointed Minister of Antiquities

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After previously telling the world that he would not participate in the new government, in perhaps a surprising move, he is appointed Minister of Antiquities by Prime Minister Essam Sharaf.

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Egyptian Archaeologists threaten a possible strike, if Ministry Official is not appointed

The threat is coming as a result of Egyptian archaeologists demanding that a Ministry Official be appointed to oversee and take charge over archaeology related affairs.

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Six Missing Fragments from a 3,400 year old double statue of King Amenhetep III and Queen Tiye discovered on Luxor's West Bank

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Temple of Ptah near modern-day village of Meet Rahina sits submerged in sewage

Reported in recent news from Egypt, the temple of Ptah, bulit during the reign of Ramesses II, is hit hard by sewage problems as it lies partially submerged in sewage.

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A New Sphinx Avenue Discovered in Luxor

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A new avenue, running east-west (towards the Nile), has been discovered in Luxor. The 12 sphinxes are not located between Karnak and Luxor temples but a new road built by Nectanebo I (380 - 362 BCE). The discovery was made as a part of the Ministry of Culture's plan to unearth and develop the Avenue of Sphinxes that once connected Luxor and Karnak temples.

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Pharaonic inscription discovered in Saudi Arabia

Dating to the time of Ramses III, the inscription was found in the Tayma Oasis and was discovered first in July of this year.

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