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Egyptian Tempest Stela Believed To Be World's Oldest Weather Report
2014-04-03 07:09:35

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Tempest Stela is a 6-foot-tall, 3,500 year old calcite block from ancient Egypt that may just be the world's oldest surviving weather report. A new study from the University of Chicago's Oriental Institute suggests it might also hold the key to understanding the chronology of events in the ancient Middle East. The Stela has a 40 line inscription, which according to a new translation, describes rain, darkness and “the sky being...

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...

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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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2009-03-31 09:59:16

Using CT imaging to study a priceless bust of Nefertiti, researchers have uncovered a delicately carved face in the limestone inner core and gained new insights into methods used to create the ancient masterpiece and information pertinent to its conservation, according to a study published in the April issue of Radiology. "We acquired a lot of information on how the bust was manufactured more than 3,300 years ago by the royal sculptor," said the study's lead author Alexander Huppertz, M.D.,...

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2007-06-27 21:00:00

By KATARINA KRATOVAC CAIRO, Egypt - A tooth found in a relic box led archaeologists to identify a long-overlooked mummy as that of Egypt's most powerful female pharoah - possibly the most significant find since King Tutankhamun's tomb was uncovered in 1922, experts said Wednesday. The mummy was identified as Queen Hatshepsut, who ruled for 20 years in the 15th century B.C., dressing like a man and wearing a fake beard. A monumental builder, she wielded more power than two other famous...

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2007-06-27 10:10:00

CAIRO, Egypt -- Egyptian authorities said Wednesday that a mummy found a century ago has been identified as the remains of pharaoh Queen Hatshepsut, who ruled over Egypt during the 15th century B.C. Hatshepsut was known for dressing like a man and wearing a false beard. But when her rule ended, all traces of her mysteriously disappeared, including her mummy. Discovered in 1903 in the Valley of the Kings, the mummy was left on site until two months ago when it was brought to the Cairo Museum...

2006-02-09 05:30:00

CAIRO -- An American team has found what appears to be an intact tomb in the Valley of the Kings, the first found in the valley since that of Tutankhamun in 1922, one of the archaeologists said on Thursday. The tomb contains five or six mummies in intact sarcophagi from the late 18th dynasty, about the same period as Tutankhamun, but the archaeologists have not yet had the time or the access to identify them, the archaeologist added. The 18th dynasty ruled Egypt from 1567 BC to 1320 BC, a...

2006-01-28 18:07:15

BALTIMORE -- In life, King Tut's grandmother was a powerful woman in ancient Egypt, but after death a monument to her met an undignified end. A Johns Hopkins University archaeological team found a life-sized statue believed to represent Queen Tiye buried face down under the floor of the sprawling Karnak Temple site in Luxor, the ancient Egyptian royal city. The statue, which dates to between 1391 and 1352 B.C., was found under the platform of a temple of the goddess Mut, which dates to...


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