Uncovering the Second Solar Boat at the Great Pyramid Today

via Uncovering the Second Solar Boat at the Great Pyramid Today | – Zahi Hawass.

Khufu’s second solar boat revealed – Ancient Egypt – Heritage – Ahram Online.

Uncovering of the second solar boat set for June 22

via Youm7 English Edition | Uncovering of the second solar boat set for June 22.

Kulturschätze in Hildesheim wiedervereint | – Kultur – Kunst & Ausstellungen – Niedersachsen.

Short video on the arrival of Giza loan statuettes from the Egyptian Museum, Cairo in Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum in Hildesheim (in German).

For more on the exhibition, see

And for the Hildesheim “Giza Projekt” see

Mysterious markings discovered at Great Pyramid of Giza –

I have just returned from presenting Giza 3D with my colleagues from Dassault Systèmes at the Cultural Forum in the Palais des Papes in Avignon. See below for photos, and for the Avignon Forum website, please click here.

Harvard Gets Immersive VR with Giza 3D | 3D PERSPECTIVES.

An Egyptian archaeological mission directed by Dr. Zahi Hawass, Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA), has discovered a large mud brick wall dating to the reign of King Thuthmose IV (1400-1390 BCE). The wall was uncovered in the area located in front of King Khafre’s valley temple on the Giza plateau.

Press Release – New Discovery at Giza | – Zahi Hawass.

Recently discovered south of the Southern Mount at Giza, the tomb of Rudj-ka may be one of several to turn up eventually in this area. Some recent links:


Heritage Key

National Geographic

To date, one of the largest collections of images was posted recently on Zahi Hawass’s Facebook page.

Press Release -Discovery of the tomb of Rudj-Ka | – Zahi Hawass.

A Fifth Dynasty tomb (2465 – 2323 BC) of the priest Rudj-Ka was recently uncovered in an area south of the pyramid builders’ necropolis at Giza.

Robot could open door to Great Pyramid secrets | – CNET.

3D PERSPECTIVES » Blog Archive » Giza 3D: International Collaboration.

In recognition of outstanding efforts to promote its vast holdings of early 20th century archaeological expedition records, the Giza Archives Project at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, is the 2010 recipient of the Philip M. Hamer and Elizabeth Hamer Kegan Award.

Part of the Giza Archives Project staff at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. From left to right: Hayley Lacis, Rachel Aronin, Catherine Pate, Rus Gant. Photo by Peter Der Manuelian, May 10, 2010 (PDM_IMG05491).

The Giza Archives and its accompanying web site provide unprecedented access to the records of the MFA archaeological expeditions of the early 1900s. The digitization of thousands of glass plate negatives, expedition diary pages, object records, maps, and manuscripts provides people from all over the world the opportunity to virtually explore Giza and learn more about the history of archeology. Additionally, the web site’s creative display, visual search, and high resolution zoom features effectively use today’s technology to provide insight into the ancient Egyptian civilization during the Pyramid Age. Scholars and enthusiasts alike now have immediate access to important primary research materials that previously had been difficult, and in some cases impossible, to examine.

Since 1973, the Hamer Kegan Award has recognized individuals or institutions that have increased public awareness of archival documents for education, instructional, or other public purposes.

For more information:

Military Helicopter Arrests Man on top of the Khafre Pyramid

Pyramidales: Partenariat Dassault Systèmes/Museum of Fine Arts de Boston : quand la 3D revisite le plateau de Guizeh.

The 3D Giza Plateau & Virtual Archaeology.

Em Hotep!/Egypt for the Curious Layperson and the Budding Scholar/ Giza 3D: The Giza Archives Project Partners With Dassault Systèmes to Put You in a Tomb!/Egypt in the News/Shemsu Sesen.

3D PERSPECTIVES » Blog Archive » 3D Giza: 3 Questions for Harvard Professor Peter Der Manuelian.

Giza 3D – Real-time 3D – Dassault Systèmes.

Dassault Systèmes, a world leader in 3D software solutions and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), one of the world’s most important encyclopedic art museums, today announced that they will join forces in a strategic innovation partnership to bring the power of industrial and experiential 3D to the domain of archaeology.

For more information, see the press release by clicking here.


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