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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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2010-10-03 15:50:00

Antiquities chief Zahi Hawass said on Saturday that Egyptian archaeologists have unearthed part of a 3,000 year-old statue of the pharaoh Amenhotep III, which is thought to be the grandfather of the young King Tutankhamun. "The statue was found near the northern entrance of Amenhotep III's temple and depicts the king sitting down on a throne with Amun, the chief deity," Hawass told reporters. Hawass said that the red-granite top half of the statue was discovered at the site of the Amenhotep...

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2010-06-24 07:30:00

German scientists said Wednesday that legendary pharaoh Tutankhamun was probably killed by the genetic blood disorder sickle cell disease. The team questioned the conclusions of a major Egyptian study released in February on the enigmatic boy-king's early demise.  The researchers were from the Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine in the northern city of Hamburg. The scientists said he died of malaria after suffering a fall, putting to rest the theory that he was...

2009-06-26 09:17:00

INDIANAPOLIS, June 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Doors will open tomorrow for "Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs," a touring exhibition featuring more than 100 authentic artifacts from the tomb of the celebrated pharaoh King Tutankhamun and other ancient Egyptian sites. The exhibition will be on display at The Children's Museum of Indianapolis from June 27 to October 25, 2009, its first Midwest showing following the U.S. premiere in Atlanta. Most artifacts in the exhibition have never...

2009-05-18 09:27:00

Ayo Adds Joyful Essence to Banana Republic Ad Campaign NEW YORK, May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Singer-songwriter Ayo is the newest voice of Radio Heard Here's "New Music" series, a collection of interviews emphasizing the influence of radio as a critical medium for music discovery and community. More than 235 million listeners tune into radio every week and 42 million people listen to radio online.* (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090518/NY18194 ) Along with her role in the "New...

2009-01-13 12:22:49

An Egyptian expert says an artifact has finally identified the father of famed King Tut as a previous pharaoh, King Akhenaten. Zahi Hawass, head of the Egyptian Ministry of Culture's Supreme Council of Antiquities, said a missing piece of a broken limestone block was found in a storeroom in el Ashmunein, 150 miles south of Cairo, that identifies King Tutankhamun as the son of King Akhenaten, the Chicago Sun-Times reported Tuesday. Hawass said the artifact also suggests that Tutankhamun...

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2008-05-03 00:00:00

A Yale University physician reported his analysis Friday of images of Akhenaten. Akhenaten (ah-keh-NAH-ten), best known for introducing a ground-breaking form of monotheism to ancient Egypt, ruled in the mid-1300s B.C., and was married to Nefertiti. While not the most manly pharaoh, in fact his form was rather feminine, Akhenaten nevertheless fathered at least six children. The scientist also said Akhenaten was a bit of an egghead, due to a condition in which bones in the skull fuse at an...

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2008-03-28 17:40:00

Despite leaders' best intentions, and contrary to common depictions of abundance and wealth, ancient Egyptians might not have had the most desirable conditions or lifestyles. Art records from the city of Armana have long depicted prosperity, however new evidence reveals otherwise. Armana, Egypt's capital for a brief period, may have had a deprived population under nearly unbearable conditions during the reign of Akhenaten, the ruler between 1379 and 1362 BC. Armana is the only ancient city in...

2007-11-05 03:00:10

THE linen wrapped mummy of King Tut was put on public display for the first time today - 85 years after the 3,000-year-old boy pharaoh's golden enshrined tomb and mummy were discovered in Luxor's Valley of the Kings. Archaeologists removed the mummy from his stone sarcophagus in his underground tomb, momentarily pulling aside a white linen covering to reveal his shrivelled leather-like black face and body. The mummy of the 19-year-old pharaoh, whose life and deathhas captivated people for...


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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.