Latest Egyptology Stories
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.
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.
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.
In this special edition of redOrbit’s Your Universe Today podcast series, we’re making a minor departure from our usual talks about the frontiers of space exploration. Instead, we’ve decided to take a look back at the history of our world – from outer space of course.
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.
Despite a request from Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA), officials at a German historical group are refusing to return a 3,400-year-old bust of Queen Nefertiti to her homeland.
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.
Egyptian archaeologists have unearthed the tombs of workers who constructed the great pyramids, revealing how they lived nearly 4,000 years ago.
Locks of 3,200-year-old hair from the pharaoh Ramses II were unveiled at the Egyptian Museum on Tuesday, returned to Egypt after being stolen 30 years ago in France and put up for sale on the Internet.
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