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Was 2018 the Best Year for Egyptian Tourism and Archaeology?

Egypt is home to one-third of the world’s monuments. This archaeological treasure directly affects a major part of Egyptian tourism—if not the entirety of it.

As 2018 is nearing its end, we gathered simple highlights for you, about the most influential happenings in Egyptian archaeology and tourism.

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A 4,400-Year-Old Tomb Was Discovered in Saqqara

Egyptian Minister of Antiquities, Khaled Al-Anani, announced yesterday the discovery of a 4,400-year-old tomb in Saqqara.

The tomb belongs to a senior official from the 5th dynasty, based on the drawings on the tomb’s walls.

Archaeologists have been sweeping Giza and Saqqara for years. It is bizarre that we still stumble upon new discoveries every day.

 

Swedish Archaeologists Discover a 3,000-Year-Old Mass Grave in Upper Egypt

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Maria Nilsson and John Ward are two married archaeologists.

They started working on an excavation project in Gebel El Silsila last year. In October, they stumbled on a very interesting discovery.

They found a 3,000-year-old mass grave. The artifacts in the grave span over three generations of Pharaohs from the Egyptian 18th dynasty. By the time they were done with the first chamber, the couple had already unearthed up to 50 adult and 25 child mummies.

 

Egypt to Host around 1 Million Ukrainian Tourists by the End of 2018

Hennadii Latii, Ukraine’s ambassador in Egypt, stated that the number of Ukrainian tourists visiting Egypt totaled around 700,000 by the end of August. By the end of 2018, we should be expecting around 1 million Ukrainian visitors in Egypt.

According to his excellency, Egypt is considered the second major destination for Ukrainian tourists.

 

Egypt’s heritage speaks for itself. Appreciating it and showing it off to the rest of the world is always a merit.

Sources:

Egypt Independent

Swedish archaeologist finds an ancient mass grave in Egypt

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