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Could Queen Nefertiti's Tomb Reveal Secrets From Egypt's Shadowy Past?

She was married to one of the most eccentric pharaohs. But after his death she may have reigned on her own––as a man. If researchers have found her tomb, what's inside could change Middle Eastern history.<p>Every time something is discovered in Egypt's Valley of the Kings, the whispers begin. Is it …

Storyist - Storyist for iOS Users Guide

Welcome to Storyist<p>Storyist for iOS is a powerful writing environment for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch that lets you create, revise, and review your …

Egyptian Hieroglyphs

Egyptian Hieroglyphs

Mummy-making in Egypt may be 1,500 years older than we thought

Ancient Egyptians may have been concocting complex and effective mixtures to preserve their dead as far back as 4300 BC, new evidence suggests.<p>That's almost 2,000 years before prehistoric Europeans started work on Stonehenge, and about 1,500 years earlier than the art of mummification in Egypt was …

Uncovering the Origins of Ancient Egypt

Human Journey<p><i>The “Dialogue of Civilizations” conference in Guatemala brought together archaeologists studying five ancient cultures to discuss their similarities and differences and what they can tell us about human society as a whole. You can still be a part of the conversation, commenting on this</i> …

Mummy Myths Debunked By New Study Of Ancient Egyptian Embalming Practices

By: Tia Ghose, LiveScience Staff Writer<p>Published: 03/22/2013 12:51 PM EDT on LiveScience<p>Contrary to reports by famous Greek historian Herodotus, the ancient Egyptians probably didn't remove mummy guts using cedar oil enemas, new research on the reality of mummification suggests.<p>The ancient …

Egypt: Land of God Kings

The origins of ancient Egypt date from the Predynastic period to the Unification of Upper and Lower Egypt (5000-2920BC).<p>Scattered Predynastic chiefdoms become a civilisation through the imposition of order from chaos, derived from divinely conferred kingly power.<p>Early evidence of such rulership is …

Previously unknown pharaoh's tomb reveals Ancient Egyptian dynasty

Archaeologists have discovered the tomb and mummy of a previously unheard-of pharaoh. Woseribre Senebkay was found close to a larger burial site in Abydos, which researchers unearthed earlier this month and is believed to belong to Sobekhotep I. Senebkay's tomb is smaller in scale, but the …

Ruins Near Giza Pyramids Reveal Luxurious Lifestyle Of Ancient Egypt's Elites

TORONTO — The remains of a mansion that likely held high-ranking officials some 4,500 years ago have been discovered near Egypt's Giza Pyramids. Bones from young cattle and teeth from leopards suggest its residents ate and dressed like royalty.<p>Archaeologists excavating a city just 400 meters (1,312 …

Ancient Egypt: Missing Parts of Colossi of Memnon Found at Amenhotep III Temple

Archaeologists have discovered missing parts of the Colossi of Memnon statues, buried at the entrance of King Amenhotep III's mortuary temple on the …

Ancient Kitten Skeletons May Mean Egyptians Domesticated Cats Earlier Than Thought

The skeletons of six cats, including four kittens, found in an Egyptian cemetery may push back the date of cat domestication in Egypt by nearly 2,000 years.<p>The bones come from a cemetery for the wealthy in Hierakonpolis, which served as the capital of Upper Egypt in the era before the pharaohs. The …

Ancient Tomb Unearthed In Egypt Had Its Own Pyramid, Archaeologists Say

A tomb newly excavated at an ancient cemetery in Egypt would have boasted a pyramid 7 meters (23 feet) high at its entrance, archaeologists say.<p>The tomb, found at the site of Abydos, dates back around 3,300 years. Within one of its vaulted burial chambers, a team of archaeologists found a finely …

Ancient Tomb With Pyramid Entrance Found in Egypt

A tomb newly excavated at an ancient cemetery in Egypt would have boasted a pyramid 7 meters (23 feet) high at its entrance, archaeologists say.<p>The tomb, found at the site of Abydos, dates back around 3,300 years. Within one of its vaulted burial chambers, a team of archaeologists found a finely …

Archaeology

The Sacred Dung Beetles of Ancient Egypt

Share<p>The sacred scarab or kheper of ancient Egypt was the dung beetle, an insect that lives off the waste of herbivorous animals. It was seen as an …

Insects

Victims Of Ancient 'End Of The World' Epidemic Found In Egypt

Archaeologists have uncovered the remains of an epidemic in Egypt so terrible that one ancient writer believed the world was coming to an end.<p>Working at the Funerary Complex of Harwa and Akhimenru in the west bank of the ancient city of Thebes (modern-day Luxor) in Egypt, the team of the Italian …

3,600-Year-Old Mummy Preserved in Wooden Tomb Unearthed in Ancient Egypt

A mummy that dates back to 1600 BC has been unearthed in the ancient city of Luxor in Egypt.<p>The discovery was made at the tomb of Djehuty, treasure …

Discovered: The Tomb of an Ancient Egyptian Beer Brewer

This week, Egyptologists happened upon the burial plot of Khonso-Im-Heb, the Sam Adams of antiquity.<p>Beer, some have argued, helped give birth to civilization. In ancient Egypt, sustaining humans through the vagaries of the hunt and the harvest, it was consumed by children as well as adults. It was …

Mummification in Ancient Egypt Started 1,500 Years Earlier Than Previously Thought

Researchers from the universities of York, Macquarie and Oxford have discovered the origins of mummification in ancient Egypt actually began 1,500 …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

Creativity

10 Essential Ways of Thinking to Make Mindfulness a Way of Life

Mindfulness makes living a happy and health life and relationship easier, and more effortless. Yet it is more than the vital practices that it is …

13 Things Mindful People Do Differently Every Day

It may have started as a trend among Silicon Valley tech companies, but mindfulness seems to be here to stay for all of us.<p>2014 has been called the "year of mindful living," and in the past several months, mindfulness has made headlines in seemingly every major print publication and news site. No …

Who, What, Why: What is mindfulness?

<b>The word "mindfulness" seems to be everywhere. Parliament has even started using it. But what is it?</b><p>To many people, mindfulness just means "the state or quality of being mindful". That's the first definition the Oxford English Dictionary lists.<p>But the second meaning of the word, taken from Buddhist …

Mindfulness