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27 statues of goddess Sekhmet unearthed in Luxor

by Dave Sadler
An Egyptian-European archaeological mission working in Luxor Governorate uncovered a collection of 27 fragmented statues of the lioness goddess Sekhmet, ‎Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities said in a statement on Sunday. Continue reading - 27 statues of goddess Sekhmet…

94-Year-Old ‘Ten Commandments’ Sphinx Unearthed in Coastal Dunes

by Dave Sadler
Archaeologists have unearthed a 94-year-old, brightly colored sphinx that once graced the set of the 1923 Hollywood blockbuster, "The Ten Commandments," according to an announcement released Monday (Nov. 27) from the Guadalupe-Nipomo…

Discovery of 7000-year-old Egyptian city could shed light on Nile Valley’s earliest civilisations

by Dave Sadler
Archaeologists in Egypt have discovered the ruins of an ancient city and an adjoining cemetery that date back 7000 years to 5,316 BCE. According to a statement by the antiquities…

Hellenic-era block, New Kingdom axes discovered in Egypt’s Aswan

by Dave Sadler
During excavation work at the north-eastern area of Aswan's Komombo temple as part of a project to decrease subterranean water, an Egyptian mission from the Ministry of Antiquities has recently discovered a Hellenic-era limestone…

Enduring mysteries of Ancient Egypt

by Luke Higgins
The Ancient Egyptians ruled a significant chunk of the world for almost 3,000 years, and left behind a rich legacy of art, architecture and mythology. But Ancient Egypt also left behind a few mysteries that archeologists and scholars still haven't been able to solve, even thousands of years…

The Fart That Started a Revolution

by Dave Sadler
For over 20 years, King Apries loomed over Egypt with the confidence of a man who could not be shaken. His rivalry against the Babylonians, which took up much of his time on the throne, had seen him successfully hold off their spreading forces. When his enemies took over Jerusalem, displaced citizens…

Archeologists discover ancient gymnasium near Cairo

by Dave Sadler
Egypt's antiquities ministry says archaeologists have discovered remnants of an ancient gymnasium dating back about 2,300 years, from the Hellenistic period. The discovery was made by a German-Egyptian mission at the site of Watfa in Fayoum province, about…

ANCIENT EGYPTIAN MUMMY BURIED WEARING GOLDEN SKY GOD MASK DISCOVERED IN LONG-LOST SARCOPHAGUS

by Luke Higgins
(stock image above) Archaeologists working in Egypt have uncovered an ancient sarcophagus containing a startlingly well-preserved mummy wearing in an intricately painted gold…

Ancient golden Egyptian mummy discovered in battered coffin

by Dave Sadler
An Ancient Egyptian mummy with an amazing, well-preserved gold and blue burial mask has been discovered after seven years of excavation work. The mummy, which has been dated back to the Greco-Roman era (332 BC -395 AD), was found in a good…

79 rare antiques stolen from Tel Al-Fara’een

by Dave Sadler
A number of archaeologists called for the return of 79 rare antiquities stolen from Tel Al-Fara'een in Desouq. Hill of Al-Fara'een region has been robbed twice; the first time 52 antiques were stolen in 2000. The second time was after the January 2011 revolution when…
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