A round up of news highlights from Issue 84
These stories and more in full (with photographs) in “From the Editors” pages.
Three painted sarcophagi belonging to a Third Intermediate Period Chantress Ta Akhet discovered in the Eighteenth Dynasty tomb of Maya (Maia), the wet nurse of Tutankhamun.
Ptolemy II temple for Isis
Ptolemy II (Philadelphus) limestone temple dedicated to Isis discovered at Gebel El-nour in Beni Suef, just over 100 kilometres south of Cairo.
New royal mummy cache
More than 50 bodies of Eighteenth Dynasty royals related to Thutmose IV and Amenhotep III have been found in KV40 in the Valley of the Kings.
New Hierakonpolis tomb
A nearly intact Predynastic tomb dating to about 500 years before Narmer, has been found at Hierakonpolis, complete with bearded man figure and ivory combs.
New Discovery in Abusir
The faience – decorated body of Nefer, an important Fifth Dynasty official, has been discovered at Abusir.
Jesus at Oxyrhynchus?
A mysterious underground structure with a possible early Coptic depiction of Jesus has been uncovered at Oxyrhynchus.
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