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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...

Even Egypt's Ancient Rulers Suffered From Hunger And Disease
2013-03-07 06:24:19

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A long-standing belief that ancient Egyptian governors and rulers lived the high life is being called into question. A recent excavation of the Qubbet el-Hawa necropolis, in the region of Aswan, has offered up evidence that not even the wealthy rulers of the time could avoid hunger, malnutrition, disease and high infant mortality rate. Researchers from the University of Jaen, along with anthropologists from the University of...

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2012-12-18 19:00:15

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Based on an in-depth analysis of two ancient Egyptian mummies, an international team of Egyptologists have uncovered a series of clues that may have solved a 3,000-year-old murder mystery. According to the team´s report in the British Medical Journal, Pharaoh Ramesses III was likely killed by conspirators during an attempted coup around 1155 B.C., confirming reports found in an ancient text known as the Judicial Papyrus of...

Lessons From Ancient Egypt On Climate and Drought
2012-08-16 16:13:14

Using Fossil Pollen to Augment Historical Records Ancient pollen and charcoal preserved in deeply buried sediments in Egypt's Nile Delta document the region's ancient droughts and fires, including a huge drought 4,200 years ago associated with the demise of Egypt's Old Kingdom, the era known as the pyramid-building time. "Humans have a long history of having to deal with climate change," said Christopher Bernhardt, a researcher with the U.S. Geological Survey. "Along with other...


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