INTERVIEW: Nicholas Reeves '60% sure' ahead of Nefertiti announcement - Ancient Egypt - Heritage - Ahram Online: INTERVIEW: Nicholas Reeves '60% sure' ahead of Nefertiti announcement
The British archaeologist has been conducting field work with Egypt's antiquities minister after putting forth a theory locating Nefertiti's crypt
Search for Egypt's Nefertiti gains new momentum - US News: While touring the burial sites of Tutankhamun and other pharaohs in Luxor's famed Valley of the Kings with British Egyptologist Nicholas Reeves, Minister Mamdouh el-Damaty said he now thinks King Tut's 3,300 year-old pharaonic mausoleum probably contains at least one hidden chamber.
Within the framework of the initial examination works
performed at King Tut Ankh Amun's Tomb in Luxor to prove the recent hypothesis
of the burial place of Qween Nefertity, Both Dr. Mamdouh Eldamaty and the
British Egyptologist Nicholas Reeves visited three tombs in Luxor; King
Amenhotep (KV 35), King Horemhab (KV 57) and (KV 55) Tombs.
Eldamaty clarified that the aim behind those visits was
for the scientific committee that accompanied them to examine and study their
artistic and architectural elements and compare them to those of King Tut Ankh
Eldamaty said that after terminating the initial
examination works, there is a great possibility (70%) that there are additional
chambers lying behind one of Tut Ankh Amun Tomb's walls and perhaps one of them
embraces the burial of Queen Nefertity.
Eldamaty pointed out that the next step is to present the
file to the permanent committee of the Ancient Egyptian Antiquities to study
and determine the future work plan as well as verifying the general
specifications of the radar sets that will be used in the examination process,
therefore deciding the appropriate methods to safely reach the new chambers.
It was also agreed that Reeves is to return once again to
Egypt in mid November to start the actual examination of the tomb after getting
all the necessary required approvals.
(c) Ministry of Antiquities, Press Office Wrote : Gehad
Elrawy Translated by : Eman Hossni
* Ministry of Antiquities
An international press conference is to be held by
Antiquities Minister Dr. Mamdouh Eldamaty and the British Scientist Nicholas
Reeves at the State Information Service (Salah Salem Area) at
9:00 a.m, Thursday October 1st 2015. The conference aims
at declaring the results of the initial examination works performed inside the
tomb of King Tut Ankh Amun in the past two days as an attempt to prove the
validity of Reeves' late hypothesis, presuming that Qween Nefertity is buried
inside one of the side chambers of King Tut's Tomb at the Valley of the Kings –
Please attend for press coverage at 9:00 a.m, Thursday
October 1st – The State Information Service (Salah Salem).
Anticipation grows at possibility of Tutankhamun tomb's hidden chambers - Heritage - Ahram Online: Antiquities minister Mamdouh Eldamaty announced on Monday that the first examinations carried out by himself and British archeologist Nicholas Reeves in Luxor on Tutankhamun's tomb have revealed that the tomb's northern and western walls both hide chambers.
Via Barbara Clarke on Facebook His excellence Dr Mohamed Badr Governor of Luxor would like to invite all Luxor residents and tourists to the reenactment of the Opet festival at 4pm tomorrow at Luxor temple.
A video (55 min. 21) of the recently (Sept. 25)
aired Spanish documentary "En busca de Djehuty: entre momias, tumbas y
jeroglíficos", about Proyecto Djehuty, is now available online for a
limited period of time:
Remembering Ted Brock who died yesterday "A voice offering that the king gives to Osiris so he may give everything good and pure 1000 of bread beer beef fowl (especially beer) for the ka of the revered one Edwin (Ted) C Brock justified"
23 October at 19:30–22:30 at Luxor Culture Palace, Jolie Ville (Movenpick) Road, Awamia, Luxor
BENEFIT CONCERT IN AID OF THE SUNSHINE PROJECT: Ahmed Harfoush, the amazing Egyptian Jazz Entertainer has very kindly offered to perform a Benefit Concert to raise money for the children of The Sunshine Project Orphanage here in Luxor.
ALL proceeds from this FANTASTIC, NOT TO BE MISSED event will go directly to the Sunshine Project.
Tickets are priced at 50 LE each but any monetary donation above this price will be very gratefully received.
To book for this exciting evening please call 01061 480 265 or send a private message to Theresa Clarke or Barbara Clarke, with your name and how many tickets you require. Tickets will also be available at The Sunshine Project Village in Awamia.
We would like to give a HUGE "THANK YOU" to Ahmed Harfoush and his team for this wonderful gesture.
"Badi-Bastet could be buried in a shaft inside the court or in a main
burial chamber of Karabasken tomb," the head of the mission Elena
Pischikova suggested. She asserted that further cleaning of the tomb's
different sections and the continuation of the archaeological survey
would definitely reveal more secrets of the tomb.
"It is a very important discovery," the Minister of Antiquities Mamdouh
Eldamaty told Ahram Online. He explained that the discovery has shed
more light on the architecture and design of tombs of top governmental
officials during the Saite period, especially the 26th dynasty.
Studies carried out on Badi-Bastet's different titles reveal that he
was one of the grandsons of Babasa, a nobleman whose tomb is located
east of Assassif (TT279).
The South Assassif Conservation Project started in 2006 when the two
Kushite tombs of Karabasken (TT 391) and Karakahamun (TT 223) and the
early Saite tomb of Irtieru (TT 390), were re-discovered there. These
tombs have never been properly cleaned, studied and restored but now
within the framework of the project they will be preserved.
Tutankhamen tomb closes for renovation Oct1 | Cairo Post: “The Pharaoh’s mummy will be carefully preserved in a temporary glass display case to be placed in the tomb’s antechamber in order not to be damaged during the restoration work set to be carried out in the burial chamber,” Eid said.
The announcement comes amid controversy regarding the state of preservation of the young Pharaoh’s mummy during the renovation of his tomb; Eid said that the display case includes humidifiers,dust seals, UV protected glass, air circulation and environment control to ensure the safety of the mummy.
The tomb of Rekhmire,
TT100, at Luxor can now be seen on OsirisNet.
Detailed descriptions of the various walls are illustrated with over 600
photographs, which show the entire chapel. In particular, the scenes that
decorate the walls of the famous longitudinal room, whose ceiling gradually
rises to 8 m high, are shown.
This is - to our knowledge - the largest image database covering the monument.
English version : http://www.osirisnet.net/tombes/nobles/rekhmire100/e_rekhmire100_01.htm
State Information Services Mahlab tours projects in Luxor: Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab inspected on Sunday 16/8/2015 the Kebash(sphinx) Avenue in Luxor, which is being renovated by the Arab Contractors Company. Mahlab assigned the company to complete the ancient path's renovation as soon as possible. The cost is estimated at 25 million pounds.
The premier, escorted by a number of ministers, also visited the "Hadary" popular market, which has been prepared by the governorate for street vendors. Luxor governor said 233 shops were built for the street peddlers, who will be chosen by public auction, he said.
Mahlab also inspected the Luxor general hospital, which is being completely overhauled by the Armed Forces. The project's total cost is about119 million pounds and will be carried out in two years, the health minister has said.
He also visited the Hassan Fathy village and the west bank. I happen to know this because Mahmoud's car was borrowed :)
Shame they did not get their facts right or credit the photographer.
From Kim Lau : There
is copyright violation by CairoScene of the photo used, your photo
source is not clean nor responsible. Please bring down photo with
immediately, you have no rights to use now that I have informed YOU HAVE
INFRINGED MY COPYRIGHTS.
name is JAHLAN HAMDUALLAH OMAR, Jane Akshar's father-in-law,
photographed in Luxor, and not a Bawab and defintiely not in Cairo.
Copyright logo has been deliberately removed by croping, this action is
utterly irresponsible coming from a publication channel, and giving
people a flase implication by placing the photo prominently misleading
readers that he's a Bawab.
Lepetitjournal.com - BAWABS - L'Egypte à leurs portes: Gratin de Cairotes raconte l’histoire des grandes figures de l’Egypte : des personnages historiques ou anonymes, des coutumes, des modes, tous ces éléments qui contribuent à façonner l’identité d’une ville et le charme qu’ils lui confèrent aux yeux des étrangers qui y vivent.
Aujourd’hui, on s’attarde sur un personnage plus que quotidien, que l’on croise chaque fois que l’on franchit le seuil de notre appartement : le bawab. Le bawab est un élément distinctif de la vie au Caire et à travers le portrait de deux d’entre eux, nous allons découvrir des hommes et un métier finalement méconnus.
photo : Bawab avec sa chicha - Source Cairoscene
C’est au coeur de Maadi que l’on rencontre Yassin et Ramadan, les deux bawab de deux immeubles qui se font face. Ramadan arrose déjà les plantes qui souffrent de la canicule, quant à Yassin, il ouvre la porte courtoisement à un couple d’habitants de son immeuble, en les saluant comme à son habitude.
Yassin est bawab de cet immeuble depuis 20 ans. Quand il est arrivé d’Assouan, c’est un ami à lui qui lui a permis de trouver ce poste-ci.
Depuis il surveille les allées et venues, nettoie les parties communes, s’occupe du jardinet, nettoie les voitures garées devant, et aide généreusement les habitants pour porter leurs bagages ou de menus travaux.
Ramadan vient aussi d’Assouan, et ça fait « seulement » 10 ans qu’il est bawab de son immeuble. Avec un grand sourire, il nous raconte lui aussi comment il s’occupe des plantes, comment il aide les femmes à porter leurs courses tout en haut des 6 étages de l’immeuble et les services qu’il rend à ses habitants.
Bien plus que des portiers
Le bawab est une figure très cairote. Comme Ramadan et Yassin, ils viennent souvent des zones rurales de Haute-Egypte, et fuient une pauvreté certaine pour jouir d’une situation plus « aisée » en ville, là où les « tips » des habitants de leurs immeubles leur permettent de gagner jusqu’à 1.000 livres par mois (environ 120€) afin de faire vivre une famille parfois restée au village, parfois ayant emménagé avec eux.
Le nom de leur métier vient directement de « bewb », la porte. Mais ce sont plus que de simples portiers. Ce sont des hommes le plus souvent très dévoués, n’hésitant pas à faire une course pour les habitants de leurs immeubles. Avec l’arrivée de nombreux étrangers, certains bawabs sont malheureusement devenus un peu cupides, mais travaillant rarement seuls, il n’est pas rare de voir ces bawabs mal intentionnés se faire réprimander par des bawabs plus anciens et acquis à leurs valeurs.
On demande à Yassin et à Ramadan s’ils seront bawabs toute leur vie. Ils répondent que oui avec le sourire. Mais quand on leur demande s’ils ont envie que leurs enfants reprennent le flambeau, c’est avec un autre sourire, empli d’espoir pour la génération future et de lucidité quant à leur propre précarité qu’ils répondent franchement « Non ».
I just met with Dr Moustafa Wazery who is head of the mission responsible
for the new work at KV2 Ramases IV, in the valley of kings. It was so good to
see him again as the last time I saw him was in 2010. The most important thing to know about his
work is that it will not affect access to the valley. It is taking place high
up on the valley.
The purpose is to remove the debris from old missions and
restore the valley to its appearance in ancient times.In the past whenever an excavation took place
the debris was just moved to the nearest empty place. This has affected the
topography of the valley. By removing this fill and restoring the ancient look
it will protect the valley from flash flooding as the ancient Egyptians had
allowed for this.
We also talked about Nick Reeves paper on Tutankhamun. He
had heard about this but has not yet read the paper (I promised him a copy) he
agreed it needed through investigation and analysis as any physical
investigation would be destructive to the Tutankhamun burial chamber. Even a
tiny fiber optic cable would be destructive. He promised if he heard what the
decision was he would let me know.
The last thing we discussed was the letter I sent to to Dr Mostaf Ameen
back in February. It is good to see some progress on this. 1) Mut and Deir el
Shelwit are both being charged in Egyptian pounds 2) the dewatering projects
are working well. The various directors were in the office and they confirmed
this. Dr Moustafa promised to follow up with the other points I raised, fingers
crossed we might get our lectures back.