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Archaeologists Unearth An Unknown Pharaoh's Tomb In Egypt
2014-01-17 06:51:10

Gerard LeBlond for redorbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania's Penn Museum have made a discovery of epic proportions at the Egyptian dig site of Abydos. Archaeologists have unearthed the remains of the previously unknown Pharaoh, Woseribre Senebkay. Along with this amazing discovery, comes proof that the Abydos Dynasty from 1650-1600 BC existed. The team from the museum, working closely with Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities, revealed...

Bennu Asteroid Mission Countdown Begins
2013-12-10 15:52:08

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On Tuesday, NASA announced that it had started the countdown for OSIRIS-REx, the space agency’s mission to collect a physical sample from a distant asteroid. “This is a pioneering effort, both technologically and scientifically,” said Dante Lauretta, OSIRIS-Rex principal investigator from the University of Arizona. “Starting the countdown clock carries a lot of symbolism for us. After December 9, we will have a constant...

Tomb Of Egyptian Doctor Unearthed In Abusir
2013-10-24 04:50:47

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Archaeologists have uncovered a 4,000 year old tomb southwest of Cairo, Egypt that is believed to hold the remains of a prominent doctor to the pharaohs. Senior antiquities ministry official Ali al-Asfar said that the 70-feet by 46-feet tomb discovered in Abusir was found under a dense layer of rubble. During the excavation the team found remains of mummies, wooden coffins, skeletons and pottery dating back 4,000 years. "This...

Researchers Calculate Timeline For Origin Of Ancient Egypt's Dynasties
2013-09-05 06:39:45

[ Watch the Video: Timeline For Origin Of Ancient Egypt's Dynasties ] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A team of researchers, led by the University of Oxford, has set a robust timeline for the first eight dynastic rulers of ancient Egypt. Prior to this study, published in Proceedings of the Royal Society A, there have been no verifiable chronological records for this period, or for the process leading to the integration of lower and upper Egypt into one unified...

Why Egyptians Used Multiple Coffins
2013-08-23 10:03:06

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In his PhD dissertation paper, Anders Bettum of the University of Oslo describes the reasons behind why Egyptians buried their dead in multiple coffins. Egyptian mummies were burried in multiple coffins that nested within each other, similar to the iconic Russian matryoshka dolls. The child king Tutankhamun (1334-24 BC), for instance, was burred in as many as eight coffins, an unusually large numbered compared to other ancient Egyptian...

2013-07-23 16:22:31

Final Venue For Largest Collection of Mummies Ever Assembled BALTIMORE, July 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The nationally recognized Mummies of the World exhibition will open at the Maryland Science Center (MSC), in Baltimore's Inner Harbor on Saturday, September 28, 2013. The presentation in Baltimore will mark the ninth and final stop of the exhibition's exclusive tour of the United States. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120601/FL16992 ) Mummies of the World is the...

2013-05-22 23:16:56

New Hall of Ancient Egypt opening at the Houston Museum of Natural Science, May 24 (PRWEB) May 22, 2013 Last year, the Houston Museum of Natural Science opened its world-class Morian Hall of Paleontology, displaying many unique specimens in a space the length of a football field. In addition to creating one of the most dramatic and comprehensive paleontology halls in the world, the expansion plan continues with the opening of a large, 10,000 sq. ft Hall of Ancient Egypt located on the third...

Spanish Researchers Uncover Egyptian Royal Family Burial Site
2013-04-06 06:42:46

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Archaeologists from the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) have discovered the burial sites of four individuals from the 17th dynasty of ancient Egypt, including one they believe belongs to the son of one of the first kings of that era. The individuals would have lived approximately 3,550 years ago, and their gravesites were discovered on the hill of Dra Abu el-Naga in what is now Luxor but what was formerly the ancient...

2013-03-20 08:31:27

DALLAS, March 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) today introduced a complete reference design that provides designers all the analog and embedded processing integrated circuits (ICs) required for automotive emergency call (eCall) systems. Vehicles equipped with eCall systems will automatically place calls to an emergency service center in the event of an accident. Customers can accelerate the design of their eCall systems by taking advantage of this...

2013-03-19 12:25:17

Pacific Northwest Premiere of Largest Collection of Mummies Ever Assembled Begins June 14, 2013 for Limited Engagement PORTLAND, Ore., March 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The nationally recognized Mummies of the World exhibition will make its Pacific Northwest debut at the Oregon Museum of Science & Industry (OMSI), a scientific, educational, and cultural resource center dedicated to improving the public's understanding of science and technology, on Friday, June 14, 2013. The...