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Hawass: Searching for Huni's Pyramid in Saqqara, Nefertiti's Mummy in Luxor


Sun 27 Aug 2023 | 03:06 PM
Ali Abo dashish

Egyptian prominent archaeologist, Dr. Zahi Hawass, recently delivered a lecture on recent archaeological discoveries in Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA.

Hawass revealed that the search is ongoing for the pyramid of Pharaoh Huni in Saqqara, with the expedition already operational in the region. Additionally, efforts are being made to locate the tomb and mummy of Queens Nefertiti and Ankhesenamun, while simultaneously working on the restoration of Pharaoh Ramses II's tomb in Luxor.

Hawass detailed the new archaeological findings in the Saqqara area, adjacent to Pharaoh Teti's pyramid and the causeway of the overseer.

The team uncovered the tomb of "Khnum Djed Ef," a priest associated with Pharaoh Unas' pyramid complex, and the tomb of "Mery," an assistant of the grand palace and confidant of the king. Furthermore, the tomb of "Mesi," a priest of Pharaoh Pepi I's pyramid complex, was revealed. Remarkably, a mummy of a man adorned with gold flakes was also discovered, which is considered the most intact and oldest non-royal mummy found to date.

Hawass also discussed the discovery of the long-lost "Golden City" in Luxor, which dates back to the reign of Pharaoh Amenhotep III and was utilized by Pharaoh Tutankhamun, approximately 3,000 years ago.

He also addressed attempts to distort Egyptian history and devalue ancient Egyptian civilization.