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Qatar Funding Meroitic Archaeological Projects

The Meroitic civilization got its name from the seat of its ruler, Meroe Royal City, to the east of which lie the royal burial grounds… The last archaeologists to carry out excavations at the site were American George Reisner and his Sudanese colleague Saeed Ahmed in the early 1900s. Enter Qatar Museums. Since late 2013, it has sponsored the ambitious ... Read More »

Early 19th Dynasty Anthropoid Coffin-Burial found in the Jezreel Valley

A 3,300-year-old Egyptian coffin from the time of the pharaohs has been discovered in the Jezreel Valley in northern Israel, the Israel Antiquities Authority announced Wednesday. The cylindrical clay coffin from the Late Bronze Age, which was discovered with the skeleton of an adult inside, has a cover fashioned in the image of a person, called an anthropoidal lid. It ... Read More »