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A new study reveals how a despotic system like ancient Egypt’s could have evolved from egalitarian hunter-gatherer societies.
Archeologists in the ancient Egyptian city of Thebes have uncovered the victims of an infamous plague, which one writer at the time saw as a sign that the world was ending.
British researchers have found the earliest known case of human metastatic cancer in the skeleton of a young man who died around 1200 B.C. in ancient Egypt.
The remains of a previously unidentified pharaoh dating back some 3,600 years provides valuable new evidence of a forgotten Egyptian dynasty.
A new study casts doubt on ancient historians’ descriptions of the mummification process.
Once used to decorate pharaohs’ tombs, Egyptian blue might have modern applications in cutting-edge telecommunication technologies.
Archaeologists have discovered the court and tomb of a previously unknown ancient Egyptian princess who lived some 4,500 years ago.
A North Carolina woman claims to have discovered two lost Egyptian pyramid complexes using Google Earth.
Archaeologists at an ancient Egyptian holy site have found artifacts and structures used for ritual purposes.
The female pharaoh Hatshepsut might have accidentally poisoned herself with a carcinogenic skin treatment, according to a new study.
King Tut may have been hastily sealed into his tomb even before the paint on its walls had time to dry, according to new research.
Satellites 400 miles above earth have revealed numerous ancient sites across Egypt, including 17 pyramids, 1,000 tombs and 3,100 settlements.
An Egyptian princess is the earliest known sufferer of heart disease, according to a recent study suggesting clogged arteries have plagued civilizations for millennia.