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A section of the "Meidum Geese" wall painting. (Credit: DEA/G. DAGLI ORTI/De Agostini/Getty Images)

Painting Called the “Mona Lisa” of Ancient Egypt is Likely Fake

An Italian researcher has concluded that a painting some have called the ancient Egyptian equivalent of DaVinci’s “Mona Lisa” is probably a fake.

A pottery shard found at the Tel Aviv site. (Credit: Israel Antiquities Authority)

Ancient Egyptian Brewery Unearthed in Israel

Shards of Egyptian-style ceramic vessels used to brew beer some 5,000 years ago have been discovered buried under a construction site in the heart of Tel Aviv.

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Beard on King Tut’s Mask Snapped Off, Glued Back On

Egyptian Museum workers accidentally snapped the beard off King Tut’s burial mask and then used epoxy to glue it back. Can the damage be repaired?

Khentakawess III's tomb in Abu-Rir (Credit: Czech Institute of Egyptology)

Archaeologists Discover Egyptian Tombs Belonging to Osiris and a Long-Forgotten Queen

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.

Bodies at the Fag el-Gamous dig site (Credit: BYU)

Egyptian Cemetery May Contain a Million Mummies

According to archaeologists, a cemetery in central Egypt may contain 1 million mummified human bodies, making it the largest necropolis ever found.

Tutankhamen's gold mask and the recently created "virtual autopsy" (Credit: Alamy/BBC)

“Virtual Autopsy” of King Tut Paints Unflattering Picture

Researchers believe he had a club foot, buck teeth and a feminine physique, along with multiple diseases.

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Study Explores Rise of Egyptian Pharaohs

A new study reveals how a despotic system like ancient Egypt’s could have evolved from egalitarian hunter-gatherer societies.

Remains of victims of Plague of Cyprian, discovered in the funeral complex of Harwa and Akhimenru (Credit: N. Cijan/ Associazione Culturale per lo Studio dellEgitto e del Sudan ONLUS)

Ancient Plague Victims Found in Egypt

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.

Photo depicting sternum of Amara West skeleton with cancerous bone lesions. (Credit: British Museum)

3,200-Year-Old Skeleton is Oldest Known Case of Human Cancer

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.

Recently discovered pictures adorn the tombs the Abydos Dynasty.

Unknown Pharaoh’s Remains Identified in Egypt

The remains of a previously unidentified pharaoh dating back some 3,600 years provides valuable new evidence of a forgotten Egyptian dynasty.

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Ancient Egyptian Mummification Practices Revisited by New Study

A new study casts doubt on ancient historians’ descriptions of the mummification process.

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Ancient Egyptian Pigments Gets a Second Chance to Shine

Once used to decorate pharaohs’ tombs, Egyptian blue might have modern applications in cutting-edge telecommunication technologies.

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Tomb of Ancient Egyptian Princess Unearthed

Archaeologists have discovered the court and tomb of a previously unknown ancient Egyptian princess who lived some 4,500 years ago.