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Tomb Raiders Exploit Chaos in Egypt

Egypt's cultural heritage is in danger. Grave robbers, sometimes heavily armed, are taking advantage of political chaos to plunder its poorly guarded …

Archaeology

Ancient Egyptian mummy saved by engineering and LEGO

Thanks to an ambitious conservation project and some tiny pieces of plastic, the ancient Egyptian mummy case of Hor is now on display in the …

Ancient Egypt Life and Death in the Valley of the Kings 2 of 2

‘Foremost of Noble Ladies’: The dental identification of the Egyptian Queen Hatshepsut

<b>‘Foremost of Noble Ladies’: The dental identification of the Egyptian Queen Hatshepsut</b><p>By Xavier Riaud<p><i>Dental History Magazine</i>, Vol.4:1 (2010)<p>Abstract: …

Lost Egyptian City Found Underwater After 1200 Years

1,200 years ago the ancient Egyptian city of Heracleion disappeared beneath the Mediterranean. Founded around 8th century BC, well before the …

Goblet Inscribed with the Names of King Akhenaten and Queen Nefertiti

Goblet Inscribed with the Names of King Akhenaten and Queen Nefertiti<p>Period: New Kingdom, Amarna Period Dynasty: Dynasty 18 Reign: reign of Akhenaten Date: ca. 1353–1336 B.C. Geography: Country of Origin Egypt Medium: Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)<p>The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Tomb of an Unknown Pharaoh and a Forgotten Dynasty Discovered in Egypt

Archaeologists in Egypt have discovered a tomb they say could be of a previously unknown pharaoh named Woseribre Senebkay, who reigned over ancient Egypt between 1650 and 1600 BC. The crypt was found at the southern Egyptian site of Abydos, about 500km south of Cairo, by an excavation team from the Penn Museum, University of Pennsylvania. King Senebkay’s tomb was uncovered close to a larger royal tomb of another pharaoh, Sobekhotep (1780 BC), the first king of Egypt’s 13th Dynasty. Inside the …

When did the earliest Kings of Egypt rule? New research reveals first dynasty started between 3111 and 3045 BC

For the first time, a team of scientists and archaeologists has been able to set a robust timeline for the first eight dynastic rulers of Egypt. …

Giant Sarcophagus leads archaeologists to Tomb of a Previously Unknown Pharaoh - HeritageDaily - Heritage & Archaeology News

Archaeologists working at the southern Egyptian site of Abydos have discovered the tomb of a previously unknown pharaoh: Woseribre Senebkay—and the …

Rare wooden anthropoid sarcophagus discovered in Luxor

A Spanish-Egyptian archeological team working on Luxor’s west bank has discovered a rare wooden human-shaped sarcophagus from the 17th dynasty.<p>The find came during routine excavation work at the tomb of Djehuty, treasure holder for Queen Hatshepsut, at Dra Abul-Naga necropolis.<p>The sarcophagus is important for the detailed depictions of bird feather shapes and sizes painted on its lid, motifs that have earned it the title of Feathers Sarcophagi, according to Egypt’s antiquities minister Mohamed …