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2009-05-07 14:40:11

Archaeologists are hoping to use inscriptions from Luxor’s Karnak temple in Egypt as a guide to finding other ancient defensive outposts.

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2008-05-28 12:30:00

The Egyptian government announced Wednesday that archaeologists have found what they believe to be the ancient ruins of the headquarters of the Pharaonic army, which guarded Egypt’s northeastern border for more than 1,500 years.

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2007-04-10 14:48:08

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.

2006-08-25 09:03:01

By Summer Said CAIRO (Reuters) - A massive statue of one of Egypt's greatest pharaohs, Ramses II, rolled through the streets of Cairo to a new home near the Pyramids on Friday to escape the corrosive pollution of its former spot in a crowded transit hub.

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2006-07-24 16:29:48

A giant statue of Pharaoh Ramses II will be moved next month from a congested square in downtown Cairo to a more serene home near the Great Pyramids in a bid to save it from corrosive pollution, Egypt's antiquities chief said Monday.

2006-02-28 09:05:12

Archaeologists discovered a pharaonic sun temple with large statues believed to be of King Ramses II under an outdoor marketplace in Cairo, Egypt's antiquities chief said Sunday.

2006-02-26 11:30:00

CAIRO (Reuters) - Statues weighing up to five tonnes and thought to be of one of ancient Egypt's greatest pharaohs, Ramses II, have been found northeast of Cairo, Egypt's Supreme Antiquities Council said in a statement on Sunday.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.