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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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2010-07-09 08:05:00

Egyptian archaeologists unveiled a newly-unearthed double tomb on Thursday, which contained vivid wall paintings in the ancient necropolis of Saqqara. They are hoping the find will be the start of uncovering a huge cemetery in the area. The double tomb includes two false doors with colorful paintings showing the two people entombed there, a father and a son who served as heads of the royal scribes, said Abdel-Hakim Karar, a top archaeologist at Saqqara. Karar told The Associated Press (AP)...

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2010-05-24 05:55:00

Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities announced Sunday that archeologists have discovered 57 ancient Egyptian tombs, most of which contain an ornamental painted wooden sarcophagus with a mummy inside. Twelve of the tombs were found to belong to the 18th dynasty which ruled Egypt during the second millennium B.C. Some of the tombs date as far back as 2750 B.C., according to the council. The finding brings to light the ancient Egyptian religions, the council said. Egypt's archaeology chief,...

2010-05-14 13:42:00

Exhibition Featuring Artifacts from Ongoing Searches into the Life and Times of Egypt's Legendary Queen Opens June 5 PHILADELPHIA, May 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Installation of the 150 artifacts that will be featured in the world premiere exhibition "Cleopatra: The Search for the Last Queen of Egypt" began today in Philadelphia at The Franklin Institute, including two colossal granite statues from the 4th - 3rd centuries B.C. that weigh almost 10 tons. Opening June 5 and organized...