A Giant Ancient Egyptian Statues Unearthed


Egyptian workers lift with an excavator parts of a statue for restoration after it was unearthed at Souq al-Khamis district, at al-Matareya area, Cairo, Egypt, 09 March 2017. According to the Ministry of Antiquities, a German-Egyptian archaeological mission found in parts two 19th dynasty royal statues in the vicinity of King Ramses II temple in ancient Heliopolis. The first is an 80cm tall bust of King Seti II carved in limestone, while the second is eight meters tall carved in quartzite. There were no engravings on the latter, however discovering it at the entrance of King Ramses II temple suggests that it could belong to him. (Photo by Khaled Elfiqi/EPA) Continue reading »

More than 100 New Terracotta Warriors of Qin Dynasty Unearthed in China

More than 100 life-size terracotta warriors have added to the Terracotta Army of China’s Qin Dynasty as archaeologists announced on Monday about the new statues that have been excavated on the outskirts of Xi’an province in China.

The new terracotta warriors, about 110, were unearthed at an excavation site inside the No1 pit of the Museum of Qin Terracotta Warriors and Horses, which is actually the mausoleum of Qin Dynasty’s Qin Shi Huang (221-210 BC), the first emperor of China.

A member of an archaeology team unearths the head of a terracotta warrior inside the No.1 pit of the Museum of Qin Terracotta Warriors and Horses, on the outskirts of Xi’an, 11 June, 2012. (Reuters) Continue reading »