Golden jewellery found in burial in Amarna

The Egyptian-British archaeological mission working in the Northern Cemetery (Tombs of the Nobles) at Amarna has uncovered a burial containing fine pieces of gold jewellery. The grave contained the remains of a young woman wrapped in textiles, who was buried with a necklace of hollow gold beads, and three gold…

Funerary structure and Fayum portraits unearthed

An Egyptian team excavating at Gerza (ancient Philadelphia) in the Fayum has discovered a large Graeco-Roman funerary building with coloured tile floors, and a number of complete and partial mummy portraits. The team also found a number of anthropoid and Greek-style coffins, a rare terracotta statue of Isis-Aphrodite, and administrative…

Bronze Age gold-working toolkit revealed

The team found that the modified stone cobbles had been used with a percussive action – either as stationary anvils or hammers – and that some preserved traces of gold contemporary with their use.…

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