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Egypt's antiquities council says that archaeologists have unearthed a 3,000-year-old red granite head believed to portray the 19th Dynasty pharaoh Ramses II.
The Supreme Council of Antiquities says the discovery was made recently at Tell Basta, about 50 miles northeast of Cairo.

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A University of Chicago expedition at Tell Edfu in southern Egypt has unearthed a large administration building and silos that provide insight into ancient Egyptian urban life and a little understood aspect of ancient Egypt; the development of cities in a culture that is largely famous for its monumental architecture.
The archaeological work at Tel Edfu was initiated with the permission of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, headed by Zahi Hawass, under the direction of Nadine Moeller, Assistant Professor at the Oriental Institute, University of Chicago. Work late last year revealed details of seven silos, the largest grain bins found in ancient Egypt as well as an older columned hall that was an administration centre.

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In June and July of 2008, continuing their exploration of the Mut Temple's early history, Dr. Bryan and her team of graduate students, artists, conservators, and photographers will expand their investigation this summer into the Sacred Lake.

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Latitude: 2542'43.16"N, Longitude: 3239'20.11"E

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Egyptian archeologists have discovered missing sections of the so-called Sphinx road and the bottom part of an unknown pyramid in Sakkara area.

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Egyptian archaeologists have discovered missing sections of the so-called Sphinx Road and the bottom part of an unknown pyramid in Sakkara area some 30 kilometres south of Cairo. The Sakkara area hosts Egypt's oldest pyramids.

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Archaeologists exploring an old military road in the Sinai have unearthed 3,000-year-old remains from an ancient fortified city, the largest yet found in Egypt, antiquities authorities announced Wednesday.
Among the discoveries at the site was a relief of King Thutmose II (1516-1504 B.C.), thought to be the first such royal monument discovered in Sinai, said Zahi Hawass, chief of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities. It indicates that Thutmose II may have built a fort near the ancient city, located about two miles northeast of present day Qantara and known historically as Tharu.

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French archaeologists in Sudan say they have uncovered the oldest proof of human sacrifice in Africa, hailing the discovery as the biggest Neolithic find on the continent for years.
The tomb of a 5 500-year-old man surrounded by three sacrificed humans, two dogs and exquisite ceramics were exhumed north of Khartoum by Neolithic expert Jacques Reinhold and his 66-year-old Austrian wife.

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American archaeologists have discovered the ruins of a city dating back to the period of the first farmers 7 000 years ago in Egypt's Fayyum oasis, the supreme council of antiquities said on Tuesday.

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Evidence of the brutal lives endured by some ancient Egyptians to build the monuments of the Pharaohs has been uncovered by archaeologists.
Skeletal remains from a lost city in the middle of Egypt suggest many ordinary people died in their teenage years and lived a punishing lifestyle.

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Explorers have found a relic consisting of hieroglyphic writings from Pharaonic times in the Sahara desert, which suggest that ancient Egyptians might have travelled as far as 650 kilometres in the waterless desert.
Mark Borda and Mahmoud Marai, the explorers, found the relic that comprised of engravings on a large rock when they were surveying a field of boulders on the flanks of a hill deep in the Libyan Desert some 700 km west of the Nile Valley.

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