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CATEGORY: Ancient Egypt
4,400-Year-Old Egyptian Tomb Discovered in Ancient Burial Ground
February 5, 2018

The tomb contains paintings of a prominent priestess, plus a rare image of a dancing monkey. Read More

The Quest to Decipher the Rosetta Stone
January 10, 2018

It took one artifact, two scholars and 20 years to decode a dead language. Read More

Cosmic Rays Reveal Mysterious Chamber Inside the Great Pyramid
November 2, 2017

How did the chamber go undetected for 5,000 years? Read More

Mummy-Filled Necropolis and Cartouche Honoring a Pharaoh Are Latest Egyptian Finds
May 19, 2017

A cartouche of the last native Egyptian pharaoh, found under an old house in Abydos, is the latest in a string of exciting discoveries reported recently in Egypt. Read More

3,500-year-old Mummy Surprise Found in Egypt
April 19, 2017

Egyptian archaeologists have made a remarkable discovery near the famed Valley of the Kings. Read More

3,700-Year-Old Pyramid May Yield Clues to Tomb Evolution
April 4, 2017

The remains of a pyramid, believed to have been 3,700 years ago, have been found in Egypt. Read More

Stunning Statue Discovered in Egyptian Mud Pit May Depict Ramses II
March 10, 2017

The 26-foot-tall figure was found buried in a Cairo slum. Read More

Archaeologists Identify Mummified Legs as Queen Nefertari’s
December 8, 2016

Archaeologists say a pair of dismembered, mummified legs found inside an ancient Egyptian tomb are most likely those of the famed Queen Nefertari, consort of King Ramses II. Read More

Egypt’s Oldest Papyri Detail Great Pyramid Construction
July 19, 2016

Egypt’s oldest papyrus fragments, which detail the construction of the Great Pyramid of Giza, have gone on public display in Cairo. Read More

Multiple Assassins Involved in Brutal Death of Egyptian Pharaoh
March 29, 2016

CT scan images suggest that as one assailant slit Ramses III’s throat, another severed his right big toe. Read More