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From Sinai to Aswan… a chronology of the most prominent archaeological discoveries during the year 2022


In the following lines, we review the most prominent of these discoveries, according to the order of their discovery.

January 10, 2022: The announcement of the discovery of the remains of a building that was used as a headquarters for the commander of Egyptian mining expeditions in Sinai during the Middle Kingdom era, as part of the Sinai Development Project 2021-2022.

January 13, 2022: The announcement of the discovery of a group of huge stones of two royal statues in the form of the Sphinx and the goddess Sekhmet, and the remains of walls and columns decorated with ceremonial and ritual scenes, during the restoration work of the Colossi of Memnon and the mortuary temple of King Amenhotep III on the western mainland in Luxor.

January 14, 2022: The announcement of the discovery of an ancient cemetery dating back to the Greco-Roman era in the Aga Khan area, west of Aswan.

• February 2022: Announcing the discovery of a cache of mummification materials in the Abu Sir Cemetery.

• March 2, 2022: The announcement of the discovery of an administrative center dating back to the First Intermediate Era in Kom Ombo, Aswan.

March 17, 2022: The announcement of the discovery of 5 inscribed tombs from the Old Kingdom and the First Intifal eras, containing many burials and archaeological finds.

• April 11, 2022: A workshop for the manufacture of pottery utensils was revealed in Alexandria Governorate.

• April 25, 2022: Announcement of the discovery of the remains of the Temple of Zeus Cassius at the site of Tell El-Farma in the North Sinai antiquities area.

• May 4, 2022: The discovery of a checkpoint, the remains of a temple, and approximately 85 tombs from the Ptolemaic era in Sohag.

• May 13: Announcing the discovery of the inscriptions, pictures and colors on the ceilings and walls of the temple for the first time, after the completion of the restoration and cleaning works within the project of restoring the temple.

• May 30, 2022: Announcement of the discovery of a cache of bronze statues of the Sacred Animals Necropolis (Pobastians) in Saqqara, dating back to the Late Period (2,500 years).

• June 13, 2022: The announcement of the discovery of stone blocks from the era of King Khufu in the Temple of the Sun in Heliopolis.

• July 15, 2022: Announcing the discovery of the tomb of the commander of foreign soldiers in Abusir.

July 30, 2022: The announcement of the discovery of the remains of a building, perhaps one of the four lost sun temples of the Fifth Dynasty, in Abusir.

• September 10, 2022: The announcement of a collection of pottery vessels in Saqqara with writings in the ancient Egyptian language in the form of demotic scripts.

September 11, 2022: The announcement of the discovery of a cache containing a group of currencies in the city of Esna.

• September 19, 2022: Announcing the discovery of a pink granite sarcophagus in the Saqqara antiquities area of ​​a senior statesman during the reign of King Ramses II.

• September 22, 2022: Announcing the discovery of a number of inscriptions, scenes and colors located in the southwestern part of the roof of the Esna Temple.

• October 4, 2022: The announcement of the discovery of a tomb from the Ptolemaic era in Sohag.

• November 3, 2022: Announcing the discovery of a rock tunnel in the area of ​​the Taposiris Magna Temple, west of Alexandria.

• November 16, 2022: Announcing the discovery of the remains of the columns of the Bhutto Temple in Kafr El-Sheikh Governorate.

• November 24, 2022: The announcement of the discovery of tombs and burials dating back to different eras, as well as mummies with golden tongues, in the ancient cemetery of Quesna, in the Menoufia Governorate.

• December 1, 2022: The announcement of the discovery of a huge funerary building and models of Fayoum portraits at the Gerza archaeological site in Fayoum.

• December 19: Announcement of the discovery of 20 tombs dating back to the late era in the antiquities of Tell Al-Deir in Damietta.

• December 24, 2022: Announcing the start of uncovering parts of the Temple of Khnum in Esna.

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