Intact tomb found in Egypt's valley of the kings.
An American team has found what appears to be an intact tomb in the valley of
the kings, the first found in the valley since that of Tutankhamun.The
tomb contains five or six mummies in intact sarcophagi from the late 18th
dynasty, about the same period as Tutankhamun.The archaeologists haven't
been inside properly yet. It's very small and cramped but it is late 18th
dynastyThe five sarcophagi, which are carved to human form, have
coloured funerary masks and the tomb contains a large number of big storage
jars. The tomb, 5 km (three miles) from that of Tutankhamun, was covered with
the rubble of workmen's huts dating from the latter part of the 19th dynasty,
more than 100 years after the tomb was sealed.
Mubarak to witness opening of Mohamed Ali Pasha Palace.
President Mubarak and Mrs. Suzanne
Mubarak witnessed the cultural evening held by Culture Ministry on the occasion
of the opening of Mohamed Ali Pasha Palace in Shubra, Cairo.The restoration
of the palace has lasted for four years at a cost of LE 50 million. The
palace is expected to attract foreign tourists, added the minister, indicating
that it will be turned into an international center to host festivals,
conferences and high-ranking guests.
Egypt's 'sunken treasures' in German exhibition.
An exhibition of Egypt's sunken treasures will be held in the German capital
during next May. The exhibition which will be entitled "Egypt's sunken
treasures "is to display about 500 artifacts retrieved from the depths of Abu Keir bay and the Mediterranean Sea by a French archeological mission headed by
archeologist Frank Godieu in the 1970's . These treasures represent the
amalgamation of the ancient Greek and Egyptian civilizations.