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Archaeology

The study of the history of ancient Egypt relies on the work of archaeology. Here you'll find information on artifacts and the sites where archaeologists have been digging, especially the necropolises (for the dead) connected with various pharaohs.
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  4. Sites and Cities (17)

Sir William Matthew Flinders Petrie
Sir William Matthew Flinders Petrie was an important Egyptian archaeologist who developed dating techniques.

Pepy I
Pepy I was a pharaoh of the 6th dynasty in ancient Egypt.

Narmer Palette
The Narmer Palette is a shield-shaped object with relief sculpture that is thought to represent the unification of Egypt.

Deir el Medina - From Kris Hirst Archaeology Guide
Archaeology Guide Kris Hirst says, "Deir el-Medina is a New Kingdom (18th-20th dynasty) residential village of the workmen who built and decorated Egyptian tombs in the Valley of the Kings."

Abu Simbel - Egypt's Abu Simbel
Abu Simbel

Deir el Bahri - Archaeology
Hatshepsut spent years building up the wealth of Egypt to the greater glory of the god Amon. One of the buildings she commissioned from her beloved architect (and probable consort) Senmut, was the lovely Djeser-Djeseru (part of a complex of buildings known collectively as Deir el-Bahri), temple of Queen Hatshepsut, rival only to the Parthenon for architectural elegance and harmony.

Howard Carter and the Discovery of Tutankhamen
Howard Carter worked in Egypt for thirty years before he found the tomb of Tutankhamen.

Lord George Carnarvon and the Curse of the Mummy
Lord George Carnarvon died suddenly after opening the tomb of Tutankhamen, leading to the story of a mummy's curse.

Abu Simbel - Egypt's Abu Simbel
Abu Simbel

Digs
Current digs in Lower Egypt sites at Alexandria, Delta, Wadi Natrun, Giza, Abusir, Saqqara, Dahshur, and in Upper Egypt at Kom Umm el-Atl, Shenhur, Hierakonpolis, and Thebes.

Excavation Report
Report on site at Abusir, about 10 km south of the Giza Plateau. Cemetery holds pyramids for four fifth Dynasty kings.

Guardian's Cyber Journey
From Guardian's Egypt. Features archaeological sites, maps, annotated photos, explanations, and an interview with Dr. Zahi Hawass, Director, Giza.

Egyptian Museums - List of the Egyptian Museums in Egypt
Egypt has a proud heritage reflected in the artifacts housed at museums around the country. Here is a list of the museums housing Egyptian artifacts that are located in Egypt.

Valley of the Kings
Donald Ryan's examination of undecorated tombs, with photos and bibliography.

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