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The pyramids of Giza are among the most recognizable symbols of the civilization of ancient Egypt.

Ancient Egypt was a civilization of ancient North Africa, concentrated along the lower reaches of the Nile River in the place that is now the country Egypt. Ancient Egyptian civilization followed prehistoric Egypt and coalesced around 3100 BC (according to conventional Egyptian chronology) with the political unification of Upper and Lower Egypt under Menes (often identified with Narmer). The history of ancient Egypt occurred as a series of stable kingdoms, separated by periods of relative instability known as Intermediate Periods: the Old Kingdom of the Early Bronze Age, the Middle Kingdom of the Middle Bronze Age and the New Kingdom of the Late Bronze Age.

Egypt reached the pinnacle of its power in the New Kingdom, ruling much of Nubia and a sizable portion of the Near East, after which it entered a period of slow decline. During the course of its history Egypt was invaded or conquered by a number of foreign powers, including the Hyksos, the Libyans, the Nubians, the Assyrians, the Achaemenid Persians, and the Macedonians under the command of Alexander the Great. The Greek Ptolemaic Kingdom, formed in the aftermath of Alexander's death, ruled Egypt until 30 BC, when, under Cleopatra, it fell to the Roman Empire and became a Roman province.

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11th October 2018 An Egyptian team found at Kom Ombo a stela, mentioned queen Tetisheri and Ahmose Nefertari. [1]

1st October 2018 A Czech mission directed by Dr. Miroslav Barta discovered at Abusir the mastaba of the 5th Dynasty official Kairis. He was overseer of all royal works and lived in the Fifth Dynasty. See Czech Archaeologists Discover The Keeper of the Secret’s Tomb

25th September 2018: Roman building excavated at Mit Rahina (ancient Memphis), read more: [2]

18 September 2018: Sarcophagus found in Late Period tomb at Aswan. Read more A sarcophagus with a mummy uncovered in Late Period tomb in Egypt's Aswan

16 September 2018 At Kom Ombo was found a well preserved sphinx, dating to the Ptolemaic Period. Read more: Egyptian archaeologists discover sphinx in Temple of Kom Ombo, on Digital Journal

5 September 2018 – At Lisht was discovered a rock cut tomb of an Egyptian official, dating to the 12th Dynasty. Rock-cut Tomb in a 4000-year-old Elite Cemetery Discovered

26th August 2018 – An Egyptian team under the direction of Fahima El Nahas discovered several Ptolemaic tombs in the west of Alexandria. Ptolemaic rock-cut tombs discovered in Alexandria

August 2018 – in the tomb of the mayor of Memphis Ptahmose who dates around 1300 BC was found well preserved cheese, more than 3000 years old. [3]

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