Quantcast

Latest African architecture Stories

ea572844c50af45186aea14f119b6380
2011-05-27 05:40:00

According to a documentary to be aired by the BBC on Monday, archaeologists have uncovered as many as 17 buried pyramids in Egypt by using infrared imaging from NASA satellites. The team has already confirmed two of the suspected pyramids through excavation work. "I couldn't believe we could locate so many sites all over Egypt," Sarah Parcak of the University of Alabama, who led the research, told BBC. "To excavate a pyramid is the dream of every archaeologist." According to the report,...

6d30c703ac88f7426af13840345df9671
2010-01-11 08:30:00

Egyptian archaeologists have unearthed the tombs of workers who constructed the great pyramids, revealing how they lived nearly 4,000 years ago. The thousands of men, who worked tirelessly on the amazing monuments, consumed meat regularly, worked for three months at a time and were allowed to be buried in mud brick tombs near the consecrated pyramids. The date to Egypt's 4th Dynasty has now been placed at 2575 B.C. to 2467 B.C., when the pyramids were originally constructed, says the head of...

f6de9ad18d304461994322231e1549081
2008-12-18 08:30:00

Archaeologists unearthed three ancient statues, engraved with a hard to understand sub-Saharan language, believed to honor the god Amun. The ram statues are the first discovery of a complete royal dedication in Meroitic script. Previous statues were found only in fragments. Experts believe Meroitic is the oldest written sub-Saharan language; they date it back to the Meroe period of 300BC to AD450. Archaeologist Vincent Rondot noted the statues were "an important discovery", but he said the...


Word of the Day
bibliopole
  • A bookseller; now, especially, a dealer in rare and curious books.
This word comes from a Greek phrase meaning 'book seller.'
Related