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Hawass Gives Lecture on Recent Archeological Discoveries at Saqqara


Fri 17 Dec 2021 | 10:52 PM
Ali Abu Dashish

As part of the “Etkam Masry” initiative, renowned Egyptologist Dr. Zahi Hawass gave a lecture on recent archeological discoveries at the Saqqara necropolis south of Giza.

The discoveries included an ancient funerary, a 5-meter-long Ancient Egyptian parchment, bronze axe belonging to an army soldier, and some toys, boats, wooden masks, a painting, as well as a number of coffins dating back to the New Kingdom.

During the lecture, Hawass said that he and his team have been searching for the tombs of Queen Nefertiti and Imhotep's tombs, noting that the archeological missions are still operating in Luxor.

He revealed the lost golden city of Luxor, which dates back to the era of King Amenhotep III, was also ruled by Tutankhamun, 3,000 years ago.

The event was also held in the presence of Dr. Mohamed Abdel Latif, Dean of the Faculty of Tourism and Hotels at Mansoura University, Dr. Ahmed Badran, Professor of Egyptian Archeology at Cairo University, Dr. Sabri Farag, Director General of Saqqara Antiquities, and Ali Abu Dashish, media advisor of Dr. Hawass.

Saqqara necropolis will witness several rare papyrus discoveries that Abdel Latif believed may have enormous significance.

The lecture is organized by Hawass Foundation for Antiquities and Heritage in cooperation with the Students Union of Mansoura University, Cairo, Helwan, Ain Shams, the University of Egypt, Beni Suef, Al-Azhar, and a number of private universities and archeological and tourism institutes, took place at Saqqara site this week.

Contributed by Ahmed Emam