Category Archives: Egypt

German Team Challenges Egyptians’ Conclusions on Tutankhamun’s Death

Yet another theory has been published concerning the ever-mysterious death of Pharaoh Tutankhamun. A team of German scientists from Hamburg’s Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine recently announced their conclusion that the Egyptian king died as a result of sickle-cell … Continue reading

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Zahi Hawass Publishes a Tirade Against the British Embassy, Promises to Treat Their Scientists Coldly

Zahi Hawass, the Head of the Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities, and therefore the gatekeeper of Egyptian archaeology, has recently published a tirade against the British Embassy in the latest issue of Cairo’s Al-Ahram Weekly. Hawass declares that Egyptians have … Continue reading

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Osirian Temple Gate and Ptolemaic Statue Discovered in Egypt

A team of Egyptian and Dominican archaeologists have discovered the original gate of an Osirian Temple at Taposiris Magna, west of Alexandria. The pharaonic name of the temple, Per-Usir (“a place of Osiris”), is indicative of the ancient significance of … Continue reading

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First Ramesside Tomb Discovered in Lower Egypt Along With 35 Roman Period Tombs

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Roman-Era Mummy Discovered in Egypt

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Renovation to Modernize Luxor Underway While Many Fume in Silence

A large renovation and restoration project is currently underway in Luxor, home to Egypt’s Valley of the Kings. Golf courses, five-star hotels, and an IMAX theater will appear in the city and lights will flood the Valley of the Kings … Continue reading

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Location of Pharaoh Userkare’s Long-Lost Tomb Possibly Discovered

A professor of archaeoastronomy has tentatively discovered the location of 6th Dynasty pharaoh Userkare’s long-lost tomb near Saqqara. Giulio Magli, of Milan’s Polytechnic University, will publish his research in the next issue of Mediterranean Archaeology and Archaeometry. By connecting lines … Continue reading

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