Lost city of Heracleion gives up its secrets

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A lost ancient Egyptian city submerged beneath the sea 1,200 years ago is starting to reveal what life was like in the legendary port of Heracleion (Thonis). For centuries Heracleion (named after Hercules) was thought to be only a legend, a city mentioned by Herodotus, visited by Helen of Troy and Paris (Prince of Troy), her lover.

Scientists have discovered how to move with huge stones pyramid

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The question of just how an ancient civilization – without the help of modern technology – moved the 2.5 ton stones that made up their famed pyramids has long plagued Egyptologists and mechanical engineers alike. But now, a team from the University of Amsterdam believes they've figured it out, even though the solution was staring them in the face all along.

Czech archeologists discovered the tomb of the Queen Khentkaus III

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Czech archeologists discovered the tomb of the Queen Khentkaus III, who probably was the wife of Pharaoh Raneferef. Raneferef was a Pharaoh of the 5th dynasty (2,563 – 2,423 BC) and ruled approximately for 7 years. The tomb of the Queen Khentkaus III was revealed in Abusir, where the Czech expedition has been working in the long term. Several pyramids of the 5th dynasty Pharaohs are located in Abusir.

Message from the Nile

  • History of Czech institution of egyptology

    The Czech egyptology founder is Frantisek Lexa, the author of up to now evaluated work about ancient Egypt magic and Demotic grammar. Seminar for egyptology started thanks to him in Faculty of Philosophy and Arts of Charles University in Prague in 1925. Two years later Lexa became the first regular professor of egyptology in then Czechoslovakia.

  • Abusir - outstation of Czech egyptology expedition

    Abusir is an archaeological locality in Egypt named after nearby recent village Abusir. It is situated on western Nile bank on the edge of Libyan tableland approximately 20 kilometers to the south-west of Cairo. The name of this locality is derived from ancient Egypt god Osiris, from Per Usir (Busiris), "(cult) place of Osiris" (Busiris in Greek).

  • Researches in Western desert

    Czech egyptology is successful in researching not only on pyramidal fields in Abusir recently, but also in supporting and organizing smaller expeditions into egyptian Western desert. Czech expedition has been working even in slowly evanescent oasis El-Hajez since 2003, which is situated about 400 km to the south-west from Cairo.

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