Tag: Ancient Egypt

Archaeologists Discover 4,400-year-old Tomb Of Royal Egyptian Priest Wahtye

The well-preserved tomb is the final resting place of the royal priest Wahtye. He lived during the reign of Neferirkare Kakai, the third king of the fifth dynasty of ancient Egypt.

Ancient December 18, 2018

Egypt Opens Mysterious Giant Sarcophagus: Here’s What’s Inside

Three skeletons and stinky sewage water. This was what experts discovered inside the massive black sarcophagus unearthed in Alexandria, Egypt earlier this month after opening it amid warnings of an ancient curse.

Ancient July 20, 2018

Archaeologists Find 2,500-Year-Old Workshop For Making Mummies In Egypt

Experts found a mummification workshop where ancient Egyptians used to mummify the dead. They also uncovered a rare silver mask inlayed with gemstones fully preserved from the seventh century BC.

Ancient July 16, 2018

2 Ancient Houses Unearthed Next To Pyramids Of Giza

Researchers found two ancient residences dating back to the reign of Pharaoh Menkaure. The structures served as houses for two officials overseeing food production for an ancient Egyptian paramilitary.

Ancient July 5, 2018

Researchers Discover That Ancient Egyptians Were 100 Times Less Likely To Get Cancer Than People Today

Scientists discovered the types of cancer that some ancient Egyptians had. People in ancient Egypt were less likely to get cancer than people living in modern times.

Ancient June 26, 2018

Egyptian ‘Hawk Mummy’ Turns Out To Be A Baby With Severely Malformed Skull

Micro-CT scans of a relic labeled as ‘mummified hawk’ in a museum revealed that a baby was inside after all. The boy suffered anencephaly, a condition where the brain and part of the skull failed to develop properly.

Ancient June 1, 2018

Nefertiti Tomb Mystery Remains With New Research Saying Tutankhamun ‘Secret Chamber’ Is Nonexistent

A new study presented at the fourth Tutankhamun International Conference disproved the previous hypothesis that Queen Nefertiti’s tomb is found in hidden chambers within Tutankhamun’s tomb. The study was presented by Francesco Porcelli of the Polytechnic University of Turin.

Ancient May 7, 2018

Egyptian Artifact Reveals Mysterious Head Of Female Pharaoh Hatshepsut

During a handling session, an Egyptologist and his students uncovered a rare archaeological find. Upon examining two slabs of limestone, they found that it depicts the first female pharaoh, Queen Hatshepsut.

Ancient March 24, 2018

World's Earliest Figural Tattoos Found On 5,000-Year-Old Egyptian Mummies

A pair of Egyptian mummies were found to have been inked with the oldest known figural tattoos. The tattoos cannot be seen under normal light, but can be distinctly seen under infrared light.

Ancient March 3, 2018

Proof Of Ancient Scandal Or Of Gender Equal Society? Two Mummy Brothers Do Not Have The Same Father

Researchers found that the famous Egyptian Two Brothers had the same mother but had different fathers. It is possible that their mother was the one who was of high social standing?

Ancient January 20, 2018

Particle Accelerator Reveals Objects Buried With An Ancient Egyptian Mummy

Researchers used the Advanced Photon Source particle accelerator to unveil the mysteries of a mummy without the risk of damaging it. What did the researchers find in the body?

Ancient November 30, 2017

From Ancient Egypt To Your Bedroom, New Research Sheds Light On The Domestic Cat

Cats now occupy nearly every corner of the globe, but where did they come from? A new study lends insight into the origins of the domestic cat.

Animals June 19, 2017

Massive Statue Of Powerful Ancient Egyptian Pharaoh Unearthed In Cairo

Archaeologists discover a massive statue believed to be of 'The Great Ramses.' The great archaeological find was unearthed under the buildings of a residential area in Cairo.

Ancient March 10, 2017

King Tut's Tomb To Be Investigated For Secret Chambers

After much debate over whether the young King Tut's tomb carried more secrets or not, a final thorough investigation will take place later in the year. Are there hidden chambers in the king's tomb?

Ancient February 12, 2017

Newly Discovered Tombs In Egypt Have Remains Of Babies And Crocodiles

Archaeologists have found 12 new tombs at Gebel el Silsila, Egypt, which contain human and animal remains. What does the discovery tell about people who lived at the ancient sandstone quarry site?

Ancient January 14, 2017

7,000-Year-Old Lost Civilization: Archaeologists Discover Ancient City In Egypt

Archaeologists have discovered an ancient city in Egypt believed to be the home of the builders of royal cemeteries in Abydos. The city and cemetery are believed to be 7,000 years old.

Ancient November 24, 2016

Cosmic Blade: King Tut's Dagger Was Made From Meteorite's Iron

Nearly a century after the discovery of King Tut's tomb, scientists are still learning new things about his life and burial. New research suggests that the boy king's dagger was from 'extraterrestrial origin.'

Ancient June 2, 2016

How British Scientists Accidentally Discovered A Tiny Mummified Fetus

Without meaning to, scientists in Cambridge accidentally discovered that an ancient Egyptian coffin housed in a museum actually contained a tiny mummified fetus.

Ancient May 13, 2016

Mummified Fetus Shows How Ancient Egyptians Treat Unborn Children

Fitzwilliam Museum researchers in the UK employed a special CT scan to estimate the age of a mummified human fetus from ancient Egypt, and afterwards discovered the importance of the unborn child in the long-gone civilization.

Ancient May 12, 2016

Egypt's Queen Nefertiti May Have Been Buried Behind King Tut's Tomb

Scans of King Tutankhamun's tomb indicated a hidden chamber that could possibly be the crypt of Queen Nefertiti. This was revealed on Thursday by Egypt's antiquities minister, stirring international interest yet again on one of ancient Egypt's foremost figures.

Animals March 25, 2016

You Can't Go More Vintage Than World's Oldest Known Dress From More Than 5,000 Years Ago

UK’s Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology presented a well-preserved 5,000-year-old haute couture dress that was recovered from an ancient Egyptian tomb. The Tarkhan dress, was bundled with ragged pieces of clothing when it was first discovered in 1913.

Animals February 19, 2016

Eight Egyptian Museum Employees Face Trial For Damaging King Tut Mask

Eight employees of the Egyptian Museum in Cairo are now facing trial for allegedly damaging the famed mask of King Tutankhamun in 2014. The employees are currently charged with gross negligence.

Arts & Culture January 25, 2016

Cosmic Particles Can Give Us Insight As To How The Egyptians Built The Pyramids

A team of scientists is investigating particles it collected from a 4,600-year-old pyramid to figure out if the cosmic matter had anything — or everything — to do with some of the greatest wonders of antiquity.

Space January 18, 2016

King Tut's Wet Nurse May Have Been His Sister Meritaten: Archeologist

Egyptian officials said Tutankhamun's wet nurse might have been his sister Princess Meritaten. The wet nurse's tomb was opened to the media on Dec. 20 ahead of its official public opening in January 2016.

Arts & Culture December 22, 2015

An Egyptologist May Have Found The Tomb Of Queen Nefertiti

Queen Nefertiti has eluded archaeologists for years, but new clues to the possible location of her burial chamber have been found in King Tutankhamun’s tomb.

August 11, 2015

Ancient Egyptians Offered 8 Million Dog Mummies To God Of Death Anubis

Archaeologists assessed ancient Egypt as an animal-worshipping society, in a study on dog mummies offered to Anubis.

June 25, 2015

Donated Leg Of Modern Woman Mummified In Old School Egyptian Style

The leg of a 21st-century woman was mummified in the same way ancient Egyptians carried out the process. Why would anybody do this?

May 27, 2015

Empty Animal Mummy Scam: Why Did Ancient Egyptians Mummify Animals?

More than 800 mummified animals, ranging from birds to cats, have been scanned by archaeologists in Manchester. However, one-third of the religious offerings were found to be empty of real animal remains.

Earth/Environment May 12, 2015

New Year's Day Hangover? Check Out The Cure (Some Crazy and Some Not-So-Crazy Ones)

Hangovers are common on New Year's Day. Here are some remedies used by people throughout the ages.

Life January 1, 2015

Ancient Egyptian Burial Site May Hold a Million Naturally Mummified Bodies

The Fag el-Gamous cemetery in Egypt may hold the remains of up to a million mummies. Why are they all there?

December 18, 2014

King Tut Day: This day in history, world entered pharaoh's tomb

King Tut lived for just ten years, but his legend lives on three thousand years later, thanks to a discovery made 92 years ago.

November 4, 2014

Scientists unwrap the secrets of three mummies with CT scans

A team of scientists recently put three mummies through CT scans to learn more about their health at time of death, lifestyles, age of death, what they ate and how they lived.

Geek October 31, 2014

Ancient Egyptian tomb artworks provide clues to mammal extinction 6,000 years ago

A team of scientists has collected a list of large mammals living in the Nile River and thriving over 6,000 years ago, thanks to artifacts. Here’s what they discovered.

Earth/Environment September 11, 2014

Ancient Egyptians were ancient ecologists: Species loss recorded in art

A new study based on records of animals from ancient Egyptian drawings teaches us more about patterns of extinction in the Nile region.

Life September 10, 2014

Ancient Egyptian artifact reveals history of animal extinction

Experts found that the ancient Egyptians kept records of animals that reveal a significant amount about extinction. The study found that there were 37 large-bodied mammal species in Egypt approximately six millennia ago.

Internet Culture September 9, 2014

Company hired to restore Egypt's oldest pyramid may actually be destroying it

A company hired by the Egyptian government to restore one of the Egyptian pyramids may be responsible for causing significant damage to the more than 4,600 year old structure.

Internet Culture September 3, 2014

Egyptian mummies are much older than we thought

Egyptians made mummies a good 1500 years earlier than scientists believed. The evidence comes from artifacts at a museum in England.

Internet Culture August 13, 2014

Cyprian Plague traces found in Egypt: The apocalyptic plague nearly destroyed Rome

The Plague of Cyprian ravished the Roman Empire for over two decades. New research reveals information about a disposal site for bodies of the dead.

June 18, 2014

Early image of Jesus Christ possibly found in Egyptian tomb dig

An image created in the sixth century could be one of the earliest renditions of Jesus of Nazareth ever found. What else did archaeologists find in a mysterious underground room in Egypt?

May 5, 2014

Mystery behind construction of ancient pyramids solved by physicists

Massive blocks of stone were transported great distances without wheels, during the construction of the pyramids. Now, we may know how they did it.

May 2, 2014

Who is Jesus' wife? Harvard professor unsure but she believes ancient papyrus is not fake

An ancient artifact reveals Jesus of Nazareth mentioning "my wife" - what does analysis of the object have to say?

Life April 12, 2014

Ancient Egyptian stone might be world's oldest weather bulletin

Inscription on a 3,500-year-old block of Egyptian stone speaks of unusual weather, could be evidence of huge ancient volcanic eruption.

Animals April 4, 2014

Ancient tomb in Egypt with 18 human skeleton remains dates back to King Tutankhamen's era

A newly excavated tomb in Egypt has been found to contain 18 human skeletons. The human remains found in the tomb date back to the time of Tutankhamen.

Animals April 3, 2014

Egyptian mummies got to chow on meat mummies in afterlife

Experts look into how ancient Egyptians preserved meats that they buried with mummified humans and pets.

Animals November 21, 2013

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