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Archaeologists have discovered two ancient burial sites in Egypt, one belonging to a previously unknown queen and the other to the god of the dead.
According to archaeologists, a cemetery in central Egypt may contain 1 million mummified human bodies, making it the largest necropolis ever found.
Researchers believe he had a club foot, buck teeth and a feminine physique, along with multiple diseases.
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.