3 000-year-old fingerprint found on Egyptian casket

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The Cambridge’s Fitzwiliam Museum let examine a 3,000-year-old fingerprint. The fingerprint was discovered in 2005, but it hasn’t been publicised yet. It was confirmed by Julie Dawson, head of conservation at the Fitzwiliam Museum that exhibits the coffin.

Horemheb's tomb KV 57 was renovated

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Horemheb was the last pharaoh of the 18th dynasty and his reign lasted for 30 years. Horemheb was buried in the Valley of the Kings, where he let built a tomb presently known as KV 57. The tomb of the Pharaoh Horemheb was not accessible for the public, but it will be reopened on 4th November 2015, said Mamdouh al-Damaty, the Antiquities Minister.

The Sun Cult complex composition in the Hatshepsut’s temple

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The Sun Cult complex of Queen Hatshepsut’s temple at Deir el-Bahari consists of two main rooms: the Night Sun chapel (Vestibule) and the Altar courtyard with two small transitory rooms. The first room separates the Night Sun chapel from the Altar courtyard and the other separates the Night Sun chapel from the rest of the upper courtyard.

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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