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Archeologists Discover Tomb of Egyptian Singer
2012-01-16 14:22:30

A team of Swiss archaeologists working in Egypt made a fortuitous discovery last year when they stumbled upon the tomb of a female singer in the Valley of the Kings. According to an inscription on the roughly 3,000 year-old artifact, its contents belonged to a woman named Nehmes Bastet, a famed temple singer for Egypt´s 22nd Dynasty which reigned between 945 and 712 BC. After a year of patient waiting, University of Basel professors Susanne Bickel and Elina Paulin-Grothe opened the...

2011-12-01 10:41:08

A University of Cincinnati-based journal devoted to research on papyri from Egypt sheds light on job training, prayer, dream interpretation and belief in magic in the ancient world. Education, jobs, religion and even the cultural effects of bilingualism were as topical in the ancient world as they are today. All of these topics and more are featured in translations of ancient papyrus in the University of Cincinnati-based journal, “Bulletin of the American Society of...

Prostate Cancer Discovered in Ancient Egyptian Mummy
2011-11-05 04:53:59

Researchers with the Imagens Médicas Integradas (IMI) in Lisbon, Portugal believe that they have discovered the oldest ever case of prostate cancer in Egypt, thanks to scans performed on a 2,250-year-old mummy at the city's National Archaeology Museum. The discovery, which has been detailed in the International Journal of Paleopathology and was also the topic of a Thursday article by Simon Tomlinson of the Daily Mail, comes after IMI researchers discovered tumors between the...

Image 1 - Hospital Tests Reveal Mummy's Secrets
2011-11-03 05:04:43

An ancient Egyptian mummy has had quite an afterlife, traveling more than 6,000 miles, spending six decades in private hands, and finally, in 1989, finding a home at the World Heritage Museum (now the Spurlock Museum) at the University of Illinois. The mummy's travels did not end there, however. It has made two trips to a local hospital — once in 1990 and again this year — for some not-so-routine medical exams. Egyptologists, a radiologist, a pathologist, a physical...

2011-04-07 07:15:00

CHICAGO, April 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Passover is the Jewish festival that celebrates the flight of the Israelites out of Egypt. "During this Passover season it is particularly pertinent to wonder, did the Exodus really happen?" asks Roger Isaacs, author of Talking with God: The Radioactive Ark Of The Testimony. According to Isaacs, clues and speculations abound regarding alleged evidence discovered for the Exodus, and nearly all have their champions and detractors. "It seems that every...

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2011-02-02 14:21:26

International museums are on high alert Wednesday for looted Egyptian artifacts and some archaeologists have even offered to fly to the country to help safeguard its ancient treasures. Egypt has been shaken with an unprecedented nine days of demonstrations against President Hosni Mubarak's 30-year-rule, and fears are high for the country's priceless heritage after looters broke into the Egyptian Museum in Cairo last week. The specter of the fall of Baghdad in 2003 looms large in the minds...

2011-01-05 07:10:00

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2010-12-16 12:33:03

The Antiquities Council of Egypt said on Thursday that archaeologists have found fragments of a statue of an ancient god and a pharaoh in a site that once housed ancient Egypt's largest funerary temple. The fragments were discovered in the ruins of Amenhotep's mortuary temple on the west bank of Luxor.  The council said the fragments are a bust of the god Hapi depicted as a baboon, along with the legs of a King Amenhotep III statue. Antiquities chief Zahi Hawass said the fragments were...

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2010-12-06 10:44:51

TAU researcher uncovers origins of Greek trade city in Egypt's Nile delta region Naukrtis, a Greek trade emporium on Egyptian soil, has long captured the imagination of archaeologists and historians. Not only is the presence of a Greek trading settlement in Egypt during the 7th and 6th century B.C.E. surprising, but the Greeks that lived there in harmony hailed from several Greek states which traditionally warred amongst themselves. Dr. Alexander Fantalkin of Tel Aviv University's Department...

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2010-11-29 11:17:55

A unique queen's crown with ancient symbols combined with a new method of studying status in Egyptian reliefs forms the basis for a re-interpretation of historical developments in Egypt in the period following the death of Alexander the Great. A thesis from the University of Gothenburg (Sweden) shows that Cleopatra was not ancient Egypt's only female pharaoh "“ Queen Arsinoë II came first, 200 years earlier. Researchers are largely agreed on Queen...


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