The discovery which includes a mummification workshop and a shaft, used as a communal burial place, is located at the Saqqara necropolis of Memphis, the first capital of ancient Egypt.
The latest find, announced at a press conference Saturday, belongs to the Saite-Persian Period, from B. The site, which lies south of the Unas pyramid, was last excavated more than years ago, in In the mummification workshop, an embalmer's cachette holding a large collection of pottery vessels, bowels and measuring cups were found. Archeologists believe the findings will reveal more about the oils used in the mummification process in the 26th Dynasty.
Among the artifacts found were fragments of mummy cartonnages, canopic cylindrical jars and marl clay and faience cups. Many will be displayed in the under-construction Grand Egyptian Museum, the first phase of which is expected to be inaugurated later this year. Archeologists also found a gilded silver mask on the face of a mummy in a badly-damaged wooden coffin. The mask, the first to be discovered sincebelongs to a priest.
There lie several mummies, wooden coffins and sarcophagi. He told reporters that the sites will likely yield more discoveries after further excavation. Egypt has gone at great length to revive its vital tourism industry, still reeling from the political turmoil that followed a popular uprising.
The Antiquities Ministry has boosted discoveries in recent years in the hopes of bolstering tourism, a major pillar of foreign currency.
Menna Zaki Related Stories Egypt displays ancient artifacts recovered from smugglers Photos A recently discovered gilded mummy mask is displayed after it was found in a disturbed context of the hall way of a burial chamber dating back some 2, years at an ancient necropolis near Egypt's famed pyramids in Saqqara, Giza, Saturday, July 14, Passengers took their last ride home from the city on Friday, Jan.
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Regional planners have estimated that Durham's population will double toby the year Catholic elementary school teachers ended their one month work-to-rule campaign after ratifying a two-year collective agreement.
Under the new agreement, teachers received a 6. Scugog Township council passed a bylaw to appoint wardens of the Port Perry Snowmobile Club as assistant bylaw enforcement officers for the township. After 35 years in business, Howard Hall closed his furniture and appliance business 'House of Howard'.
A man and his three children were pulled from the water by snowmobilers after their car plunged through the ice. Plans by the Scugog Soccer Club to build a clubhouse was delayed when a government grant was turned down.
Lorne Street resident, Eva Davidge, celebrated her th birthday on Feb. March Scugog Township may not be able to afford any new road construction projects this year because of budget constraints. Port Perry High School graduate Dr. A ratepayers group, Citizens Against Unjustified Taxes, told Scugog Township council that taxes should not be raised higher than the inflation rate. They also opposed a new township office and recreational facilities.
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Scugog Township roads and a section of Highway 7A suffered major damage in the worst flooding in 15 years. The Nestleton Community Hall committee turned down a request to use the basement of the hall as part of a proposed Catholic elementary school. April Property taxes for local government rose 7. An April Fool's story on Scugog Township going bilingual had many people up in arms.
Port Perry Star office staffers fielded call after call from angry township residents who hadn't read the entire story and didn't realize it was a joke. The centre will be located on township owned land on Regional Road 8. Intense residential development on the outskirts of Port Perry has been put on hold until or when a sewage treatment plant can be built to increase the capacity of the lagoon cell system.
Ward 4 Cartwright residents crowded into the Scugog Township council chambers with a proposal for a new regulation size ice arena for Blackstock. The dump deal between Durham Region and Metro Toronto was scrapped. Film star Bernadette Peters was in Port Perry filming a made-for-television movie.
They were the only Port Perry team to accomplish this feat during the season. Educational Film and Video Festival. The Blackstock Arena passed a structural inspection.
The building has received certification for another three years. The study concludes that construction and operating costs are within the township's ability.
Tom Millar resigned as musical director of the Scugog Choral Society to devote more time to the Millar Lights, a children's theatrical group he founded with his wife Catherine. Greenbank residents served by the municipal water system are being asked to restrict their water use this summer in hopes of avoiding another water outage.
June The provincial agriculture ministry will be closing its two offices in Bowmanville and Uxbridge and moving to a new location in the Port Perry area.
The 21st annual Canoe the Nonquon Race was a splashing success with over 70 canoes entered. Cawker Public School students were sent home because of a large incidence of head lice. Robert Baird was the winner of the first ever Scugog Triathlon.
The event featured canoeing, cycling and running. Baird finished with a time of 1: Council agreed to change the name of Ghost Road to Mississauga Lane after several residents from the area petitioned the council. Scugog Township council supported the BIA minimum-maximum bylaw which set limits for members to pay no more than 10 per cent and no less than one half of a per cent of the budget.
Country Matters in 19th Century Ontario. July A guilty verdict was handed down in the Ghost Road murder trial. Gary Newman of Ajax was found guilty of second degree murder in the death of Alfred Meitner. Meitner's body was found in October ofin a field along Ghost Road. Scugog's new Information Tourist Booth opened for business this month located at the waterfront ball diamond snack bar. A father and son were found safely adrift in their boat after it was reported they had not returned from a fishing trip on Lake Scugog.
The pair spent the night in their boat after having motor problems. Scugog hired a part-time bylaw officer to take vigorous action and to prosecute those who discard garbage on township property and road allowances.
More than Model-T Fords rolled into town, the largest tour in the history of the club which was celebrating their 34th annual tour. August The Mississauga's of Scugog First Nation issued a statement of support for the Oka Mohawks who are involved in a bitter land dispute.
A Japanese film crew was in town to film Ghost Road and the Murray House as part of a television documentary on weird phenomenons. Two sites within Ward 4 of Scugog Township were selected as candidate sites for a long-term garbage dump. The Port Perry BIA made a proposal to generate more parking spaces in the downtown core by adding 30 spots behind Brocks Department Store, by levelling the land, and tearing down old fences.
The school year began with 4, students enrolled in local public schools. October An information meeting, designed to explain site selections of two candidate landfill locations in Ward 4 was disrupted by over angry ratepayers. For the first time ever, Scugog Township announced it was providing a limited curbside leaf collection pickup.
Scugog Shores Museum held its annual Fall Harvest, complete with authentic circa uniforms, and demonstrations of muskets.
The Port Perry shop is the second biggest in Canada averaging 42, customers each month. Firefighters from Scugog Hall 1 left for Seminole, Florida to test their extrication methods with the best in the world. Three members of the Scugog Fire Department were honored with service medals this month. Chief Jack Cook, for 31 years service. About 80 volunteers searched ditches, brush, and wooded areas along township roads. Over people attended a memorial service for entertainer Craig Russell, a nephew of Mayor Howard Hall.
Scugog Township shelved the recreation centre plans for five years. It will be at least before the town is able to make any decision on whether to proceed with new recreation facilities like a swimming pool or second ice pad. The Port Perry Star commenced its th year of publication with a new logo incorporated into the masthead. The Durham Board of Education has placed three projects for Scugog Township in its five year capital forecast. Cartwright and Port Perry High Schools held their commencement exercises this month.
Vicky Newsome, and Mike Toye were the valedictorians for the two schools. December Scugog Township became the focal point of an intensive search for the body of Elizabeth Bain. More than searchers were out in the wooded areas, swamps and fields along the lake. A team of 18 divers worked in Lake Scugog and in numerous small ponds in the area. The suggestion of an open air ice rink on Lake Scugog was warmly greeted by members of Scugog Township council. The Toxic Taxi arrived in Scugog for the months of December and January to pick up household hazardous wastes.
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The Scugog Transfer Station opened, complete with three dumpsters for household waste, and one each for newspapers, cardboard and scrap metal. Charlie Green, a Durham Region Police sergeant, reported that more than 1, vehicles were stopped in Port Perry by the RIDE unit during the December sweep and no charges were laid for impaired driving.
Two Scugog Township men were rescued by firefighters after their snowmobile went into open water on Lake Scugog. The Scugog Township roads department will be putting less sand and salt on local roads this winter in an effort to save money. The Open Air Ice Palace opened with more than 4, people lacing up to skate on one of the largest outdoor skating rinks in the province.
Plans to open a training centre in the township for heavy equipment operators was greeted warmly by Scugog Township council. Two area women started a yellow ribbon campaign in Scugog Township in support of the Canadian troops stationed in the Persian Gulf. The emergency response system is scheduled to start operations in May. To Prepare for the system, many roads in Scugog Township will have to be re-named.
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February Durham's Secondary School teachers voted 85 per cent in favor of a new contract offer from the Board of Education.
The contract calls for a 7. Automotive parts maker Johnson Controls announced it will be closing the doors of its Port Perry plant throwing employees out of work. The plant is scheduled to cease operations by April 15,