Bubastis - is an ancient Egyptian city, located in the Lower Egypt to the south-east of the Nile Delta. This city existed since the beginning of the III-rd millennium BC up to the middle of the I-st millennium BC. According to Egyptian mythology, the founder of the city was goddess Isis . Ancient Egyptians gave the name to this city in honor of the Goddess Bastet, sometimes adding the prefix "per" before the name. "Per" means "the house" . In the ancient Egyptian language, the name of the city sounded like "Per- Bastet" - which meant the House of the Goddess Bastet.
Alexandria is the second largest city in Egypt after Cairo. It is extending about 32 km along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea in the north central part of the country.
Alexandria was founded around a small Ancient Egyptian town in 331 BC by Alexander the Great. It became an important centre of the Hellenistic civilization and remained the capital of Hellenistic and Roman & Byzantine Egypt for almost one thousand years until the Muslim conquest of Egypt in AD 641, when a new capital was founded. Alexandria is best known for the Lighthouse of Alexandria (Pharos), Great Library and the Diocletian Column.
The report on expedition " Egypt. March-2013" has been finished.
The material, we got during our expeditions is to be carefully studied by our research team.The calculationsand hypotheses, based on facts,will be published onour website in theform of newreports andarticles. Always glad to see you on the pages of our web-site!
During March-2013 expedition, our group was lucky to visit the complex of tombs, known in Egyptology as the "Persian Tombs."
three tombs were discovered by the Italian Egyptologist Alessandro
Barsanti in the early 20th century, during his archaeological works
around the Pyramid of Unas in Saqqara.
This underground structure represents the three vertical shafts with the section of 8 x 10 meters and 23-27 meters depth. Each
shaft has a "satellite" shaft with a smaller section - 1.5 x 1.5
meter. These "satellite" shafts are connected to the main shaft by the
horizontal passages, located on the bottom of each shaft. Read more >>
EGYPT: March- 2013. Saqqara. The Pyramid of Djedkara.
The Pyramid of Djedkara is located in South Saqqara. Its original height was 52.5 meters and basement perimeter - 78.75x78.75 meters. The slope of the sides makes 52 degrees. Now the Pyramid is badly damaged and its height makes only 25 meters. The pyramid was discovered by the French Egyptologist Gaston Maspero in 1880. In the early forties of the XX century, the excavations here were made by the Egyptian archaeologist Abdel Salam Hussein.
The Pyramid of Unas is located at the southwest corner of the Djoser Complex in Saqqara. The features of the external structure of the Pyramid of Unas were shown in the report of the previous expedition, but we would like to take you inside the Pyramid of Unas. The Pyramid with its famous Pyramid Texts!