Thursday, September 13, 2012

100 Years of Irritation

The 100th anniversary of the excavation at Tell el Amarna in 1912 and it's most important discovery, the bust of an unknown royal Amarna woman believed to be Queen Nefertiti. The Neues museum is celebrating the anniversary of their most famous lady.

The bust has been at the center of controversy ever since as Egyptian authorities believe it belongs in it's national museum in Cairo.

18Th Dynasty Stelae Found

Recent construction work at Matariya in northen Cairo has turned up a fragment of an 18th dynasty stelae found in the rubble by a security guard looking at the debris. The area was in ancient times known as Heliopolis.