Three queens with the same name - Chentkaus II.

Written by Felgr Pavel on .

Nearby south side Neferirkare´s pyramid in Abusir are situated ruins. German egyptologist Ludwig Burchardt did the sonde, but he found it was not something interesting for him. That was a mistake. It were not two mastabas, how he thought, but the tomb of Chentkaus II. The ruins are situated nearby Neferirkare´s pyramid. That is the reason why the egyptologists thought that it could be the pyramid complex Neferirkare´s wife. 

Three queens with the same name - Chentkaus I.

Written by Sonja Hanousková on .

Decline of the 4th dynasty end is enveloped in many mysteries. Even more mysteries than with the rise of the dynasty. Close towards the dynasty we meet the woman – queen Chentkaus I. Unfortunately we did not know anything about her. Everything was covered by mystery. Gradual excavations which were discovered said us that the queen was very important for the end of 4th dynasty and the rise of 5th dynasty.

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.

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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