Today, upon his arrival from the United States, Minister of Antiquities Mohamed Ibrahim announced that US authorities agreed to return eight ancient Egyptian artefacts stolen and illegally smuggled out of the country.
The objects are to arrive next month.
The pieces include the upper part of a painted anthropoid wooden sarcophagus from the Third Intermediate period depicting a face of a woman wearing a wig decorated with coloured flowers.
ari, modern Tell Hariri, located in the Middle Euphrates region in Syria is one of the most famous sites in the Near East, and dates from the 3rd to the beginning of the 2nd millennium BCE. The excavations at the most important trench V.1, which was applied as a deep sounding to answer chronological questions, was interrupted by the recent conflict in Syria.
The processing of the excavation data for this trench was, due to the fact that it was unreachable, very difficult. The French team around Prof. Butterlin of the University of Paris (Sorbonne) decided to commission us with the realisation of the excavation data in 3D. The goal of this project was to find a user-friendly system with which the archaeologists were able to work at a later point. Furthermore, renderings of the 3D model needed to be used to explain the complicated stratigraphy to a scientific and a non-scientific audience.
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In September 2013, archaeologists excavating an Archaic Period cemetery discovered during the course of construction works in an area known as the Delta of Phaliro near Athens, stumbled upon a perfectly preserved wooden coffin. Measuring 1.61 metres in length and 0.77 metres, the coffin, which contains the remains of a young man, is made from a single hollowed out tree-trunk which still retains all its characteristics, including its bark and growth rings. Pottery fragments and general context indicate that the burial dates to between 510 and 480 BC. The excellent state of preservation is attributed to the presence of clay from a nearby stream. Although research has not yet taken place, it is thought that the tree trunk’s use as a coffin was secondary, having previously been used as a boat. Source: Ta Nea
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