Just Ancient Egypt

Corvidius

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Not ancient, but modern news, though it effects what remains of ancient Egypt, as was seen in the storming of the museum at Mallawi in the immediate aftermath of the overthrow of Morsi, and mass raids of magazines and sites during his time in power. There is serious rioting in Tahrir square, a car bomb has exploded outside a hospital. Security forces have assaulted two terrorist locations in Cairo. This is the re-emergence of the Muslim Brotherhood, by their own admission.
Cairo last night. Deaths are reported but not confirmed. The billboards in Times Square with Hawass exhorting people to visit Egypt because it is now safe are premature I think.
 
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John B

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Not ancient, but modern news, though it effects what remains of ancient Egypt, as was seen in the storming of the museum at Mallawi in the immediate aftermath of the overthrow of Morsi, and mass raids of magazines and sites during his time in power. There is serious rioting in Tahrir square, a car bomb has exploded outside a hospital. Security forces have assaulted two terrorist locations in Cairo. This is the re-emergence of the Muslim Brotherhood, by their own admission.
Cairo last night. Deaths are reported but not confirmed. The billboards in Times Square with Hawass exhorting people to visit Egypt because it is now safe are premature I think.
This is what happens when you do not cut out all of the tumor.
 

John B

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Even when Egypt was under British control they always had issues with Islamic extremists and riots.
 

John B

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Received a text from Zahi Hawass. He is at this time back excavating at The Valley of The Monkeys.He is zeroing in on that tomb again this season.
 

John B

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Last summer this was posted:
Noted that this seems to report almost year old findings. This seems to skip a season in the reporting. However I remember there was a GPR study done in some detail. Maybe they have zeroed in on something more defined to go after.

"The discovery was announced on July 7 in National Geographic Italia which published an article suggesting that Hawass’ team had found the possible Ankhesenamun tomb. “We are sure there is a tomb hidden in that area because I found four foundation deposits….caches or holes in the ground that were filled with votive objects such as pottery vessels, food remains and other tools as a sign that a tomb construction is being initiated.”
Amazing New Archaeological Discovery Intrigues Egyptologists
 

John B

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As the excavations conducted in The Valley of The Monkeys is a sposored activity it will always be a waiting game when it comes to discoveries.
 

John B

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As this royal family has the generic footprint of a doughnut it is odd to see a genetic break with KV55 unless the mummy is that from another branch of the same family. I wonder if Ay started a tomb for her but he died before its completion and they fired her in with him? Or like many of the Amarna remains she was stripped and dumped away in a hole like KV21.

"The two fetuses found buried with Tutankhamun have been proven to be his children, and the current theory is Ankhesenamun is their mother. Not enough DNA was able to be retrieved from the mummies in KV21 to make positive identities of the queens. Enough DNA was pulled to show that the mummy known as KV21a fits as the mother of the two fetuses in Tutankhamun's tomb.[3] The assumption that she is Ankhesenamun fit with her being the only known wife of Tutankhamun in the historical record."

The DNA retrieved of the KV21a mummy fits with her being the mother of the fetuses, but not the daughter of KV55. Therefore:
this mummy is not Ankhesenamun, but another, unknown wife of Tutankhamun, or
the KV55 mummy is not Akhenaten, but another brother of his, possibly the ephemeral Smenkhare, or
the KV55 mummy is Akhenaten and KV21a is Ankhesenamun, but he was not the biological father of his daughter.

Nevertheless, the KV21a mummy has DNA consistent with the 18th dynasty royal line, therefore making it likely she was a member of the Thutmoside ruling house and supporting her identification with Ankhesenamun.

Ankhesenamun - Wikipedia