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Researchers Reveal the Contents of a Roman Sarcophagus Sealed for 2,000 Years, in the Tomb of Cerberus in Naples

Investigations continue inside the Tomb of Cerberus discovered in October 2023 in Giugliano, alongside the resumption of excavations in the surrounding necropolis and restoration activities of the frescoes, funded by the Ministry of Culture. Thanks to a specific intervention, following an inspection with a microcamera, it was possible to open a small opening inside the […]

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The Original Sarcophagus of Pharaoh Ramesses II Found in the Floor of a Coptic Monastery in Abydos

The sarcophagus of Pharaoh Ramesses II (1279-1212 BC) has been identified following the re-examination of a sarcophagus found in 2009 in Abydos (Egypt) by archaeologists Ayman Damarani and Kevin Cahail. The discovery was made possible by the study of a fragment of this sarcophagus by Frédéric Payraudeau, professor and researcher of Egyptology at the University […]

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Stone Sarcophagus of the Scribes Supervisor of Pharaoh Psamtik I Unearthed

The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities of Egypt, represented by the Supreme Council of Antiquities, today began the transfer of a stone sarcophagus discovered during a rescue excavation at the site designated for the construction of a university hospital in the Al Qalyubia governorate. The quartzite stone sarcophagus, dating back to the time of Pharaoh […]

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The Story of the Phoenician Sarcophagi of Cádiz and the “Man Who Was Never Thanked”

In 1887, on the occasion of the celebration of the International Maritime Exhibition in Cádiz (Spain), the dismantling of the grounds where it would be located took place at the so-called Punta de la Vaca. In the excavations, a necropolis with several Phoenician-Punic burials was discovered, about five meters deep, whose grave goods disappeared at […]