Archaeology news, more wonderful things for you to see in Egypt

Even if you have visited Egypt before, there are always reasons to visit again…

Egypt to open tombs to stimulate tourism industry

In an attempt to encourage international travel to Egypt, tourism officials in the country recently announced that the tombs of some of Egypt’s high priests will be opened to the public, reports The Washington Post.

The tomb of Meresankh will be opened for the first time in more than 25 years, while tourists will also be able to tour the newly opened resting places of five other Egyptian priests. Many of the sites are located in close proximity to the Great Pyramids of Giza, one of the country’s most iconic and popular tourist attractions.
“We want to give people a reason to come back, to give them something new,” said Ali Asfar, director general of archeology on the Giza plateau, as quoted by the news source.
more at
http://www.netglobers.com/africa/egypt-to-open-tombs-to-stimulate-tourism-industry–34827.html

Oldest Pharaonic boat discovered

French archaeologists have discovered a roughly 5,000-year-old pharaonic solar boat in an expedition in Abu Rawash, west of the Egyptian capital, the antiquities ministry said on Wednesday.

The boat dates back to the era of King Den of the First Dynasty, around 3,000 BC. “It is in good condition,” Antiquities Minister Mohamed Ibrahim Ali said in a statement.
more at
http://www.egyptindependent.com/news/update-oldest-pharaonic-boat-discovered

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