Regina Horne Beard

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Mummy found in Egyptian coffin that was thought to be empty

<b>Scientists in Australia have discovered the remains of a mummy in a 2,500-year-old coffin that was previously classified as empty.</b><p>The sarcophagus had been left untouched at a university museum in Sydney for more than 150 years.<p>When scientists opened the coffin last year, they were surprised to find …

Archaeology

This 3,500-Year-Old Greek Tomb Upended What We Thought We Knew About the Roots of Western Civilization

They had been digging for days, shaded from the Greek sun by a square of green tarpaulin slung between olive trees. The archaeologists used picks to …

Traces of the ancient Greek port of Naples found

An ancient port in Naples, believed to be the harbour 25 centuries ago when it was called Palepolis by the Greeks who ousted the Etruscans, has been …

Was Henry VIII a Psychopath? Probably ... Not

I know more about Henry VIII than I do about psychopaths. Or at least I think I do. I'm under the impression that psychopaths don't feel guilty about …

Parts of Ramses II statue found in southern Egypt

Egypt says archaeologists have discovered parts of a statue of one of its most famous pharaohs in the southern city of Aswan. The head of a statue of …

26th Dynasty cemetery uncovered in Egypt's Minya

2/24/2018 06:00:00 PM<p>In the middle of the desert, six kilometres south of Tuna Al-Gabal archaeological site, Egyptian and international media …

King Henry VIII’s sixth wife collaborated with Thomas Tallis to write music to rally her husband for war

In schoolboy history, she is often portrayed as the kindly wife who nursed Henry VIII through his dotage.<p>Katherine Parr was in fact a masterful PR who rallied England behind its King on the way to war, an academic has claimed, as he prepares for the first performance of her secret musical …

Queen Elizabeth I's 415-year-old funeral corset is carefully restored ahead of a new exhibition at Westminster Abbey

• <b>Corset was worn by the effigy of Queen Elizabeth I at her funeral in 1603</b>• <b><br>The bodice was supplied by the Queen's tailor, William Jones, to her own</b> …

The mystery of Egypt's 'screaming mummy'

Although the Grand Egyptian Museum overlooking Giza Plateau will celebrate a soft opening in December, it is the Egyptian Museum which will remain …

Newly discovered buildings reveal clues to ancient Egyptian dynasties

The archaeological excavation of an ancient Egyptian city at Tell Edfu in southern Egypt, led by the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, …

4,400-year-old tomb of high-ranking priestess found in Giza

An Egyptian archaeological mission led by Dr. Mostafa Wazir, Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities has discovered an Old Kingdom …

Alexander the Great and Greeks

To modern Greeks, Alexander the Great is an integral part of their rich heritage - one of history’s greatest conquerors who toppled the hated Persian …

Who decided Edward Seymour, Duke of Somerset, should be executed?

A central figure in the council of King Henry VIII, and king in all but name for three years during the reign of Edward VI, the Duke of Somerset met …

Colossus of Ramses II moved to Grand Egyptian Museum

Egypt moved an 83-tonne, 3,200-year-old statue of King Ramses II to the atrium of Cairo’s new Grand Egyptian Museum on Thursday in a complex …

Tudor Christmas Food

During the Tudor period the four weeks leading up to Christmas was known as Advent and consisted of fasting and a limited range of foods which were …

Christmas Eve

Evidence of ritual human sacrifice in the Mycenaean palace of Kydonia, Crete

In Aulis, it was perhaps a fair wind that had to be secured by Iphigenia’s sacrifice, but in ancient Kydonia, on the Kasteli hill of Chania in Crete, …

In Ancient Egypt, cats were mummified and buried with jewelry, and harming a cat was an offense that could be punished with death

The Ancient Egyptian religion was a vastly complex system of polytheistic beliefs that included an elaborate mythology and a large number of deities. …

Ancient Egyptian Artifacts From King Tut’s Tomb Shown for First Time After Being Locked Away for 95 Years

Somewhere deep inside the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, 95 pieces of King Tut’s beloved treasures were locked away in storage. But now, the previously …

History of art rewritten as archaeologists unearth 3,500-year-old carving of ancient Greek battle

The history of art has been rewritten after archeologists unearthed an astonishing 3,500 year old carving of an ancient Greek battle, depicting human bodies in anatomical detail which was thought way beyond the skill of Bronze Age artisans.<p>In 2015, the tomb of the so-called ‘Griffin Warrior’ was …

Archaeology

Historic Greek village in northeastern Turkey left to crumble

11/02/2017 08:00:00 PM<p>A 17th century Greek historical site in Turkey’s Black Sea province Gumushane (Greek Argyròpolis), has been ignored for the …

Archaeology

'Book of the Dead: Becoming God in Ancient Egypt' at the Oriental Institute, University of Chicago

10/21/2017 05:00:00 PM<p>In ancient Egypt, you did not go to the afterlife empty-handed. The Book of the Dead, a collection of spells and charms, was …