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Flax yarn from wrappings
2014-08-14 04:47:30

Mummies have always seemed to be from the distant past, but until now, we really didn't know how far into the past that was. A new study, published in PLOS ONE, demonstrates that Egyptians started mummifying their dead about 1,500 years earlier than previously thought.

egyptian plague burial site
2014-06-18 05:03:21

A team of Italian archaeologists has uncovered the remains of ancient plague victims at an ancient burial plot in what is now Luxor, Egypt, according to research appearing in the latest edition of the Egypt Exploration Society journal Egyptian Archaeology.

2014-06-10 08:26:50

The institutions and libraries highlighted on this list feature collections of documents created before 1000 A.D. CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Online Christian

Tomb With Children Of Royalty Found In Egyptian Valley Of Kings
2014-04-29 10:02:36

In the Egyptian Valley of the Kings, near the city of Luxor, Egyptologists from the University of Basel identified a tomb containing several children and other family members of two pharaohs.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

For the first time, researchers from University of Oxford have set a new early timeline for the first eight dynasties of ancient Egypt, maintaining that prior to this study, no verifiable chronological records existed for the period.

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

In his PhD dissertation paper, Anders Bettum of the University of Oslo describes the reason why Egyptians buried their dead in multiple coffins.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.