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Tuesday Tomb – KV1

Tuesday Tomb – KV1

KV1 is the tomb of the Twentieth Dynasty pharaoh, Ramesses VII. The tomb has been open and visited many times throughout antiquity, its walls bearing 135 individual examples of ancient Greek and Roman graffiti. The tomb has also been visited in more recent history, by the 18th century English anthropologist, Richard Pococke, and also by Napoleon’s men […]

NEWS: Cemetery reveals baby-making season in ancient Egypt

NEWS: Cemetery reveals baby-making season in ancient Egypt

“The peak period for baby-making sex in ancient Egypt was in July and August, when the weather was at its hottest. Researchers made this discovery at a cemetery in the Dakhleh Oasis in Egypt whose burials date back around 1,800 years. The oasis is located about 450 miles (720 kilometers) southwest of Cairo. The people […]

NEWS: Ancient Egyptian coffin makes first public U.S. debut at HMNS – VIDEO

NEWS: Ancient Egyptian coffin makes first public U.S. debut at HMNS – VIDEO

“Want to learn about ancient Egypt? Look no further than Houston’s Museum of Natural Science. The largest of hundreds of artifacts going on display is a large wooden coffin of a man who Egyptologist was believed named Gemshuankh. The coffin has never been shown to the public in the United States. Experts know Gemshuankh was […]

NEWS: Egyptian-Nubian soldier skeleton discovered by Dr. Irene Forstner-Müller

(Source: Luxor Times). “Dr. Ahmed Essa, the newly appointed Minister of State for Antiquities, announced the discovery of a skeleton of a young soldier in a late Roman site of Hisn Al-Bab to the south of Aswan. The Austrian Archaeological Institute mission directed by Dr. Irene Forstner-Müller, discovered a residential construction which is most likely […]

NEWS: Oxyrhyncus mission ends it’s 2013 season – VIDEO

NEWS: Oxyrhyncus mission ends it’s 2013 season – VIDEO

The reconstructed sphinx (Source: La Vanguardia). “The archaeological mission at Oxyrhynchus (of the Societat Catalana d’Egiptologia (SCE) and the Universitat de Barcelona (UB)) has ended its 2013 season. They have found a possible nilometer and a decorated Coptic-period crypt, as well as a stone sphinx (of which a part had been found in 2008)” – […]

NEWS: Heracleion photos: Lost Egyptian city revealed after 1,200 years under sea

NEWS: Heracleion photos: Lost Egyptian city revealed after 1,200 years under sea

“It is a city shrouded in myth, swallowed by the Mediterranean Sea and buried in sand and mud for more than 1,200 years. But now archaeologists are unearthing the mysteries of Heracleion, uncovering amazingly well-preserved artefacts that tell the story of a vibrant classical-era port. Known as Heracleion to the ancient Greeks and Thonis to […]

NEWS: Archaeologists uncover rare leather from ancient chariot

NEWS: Archaeologists uncover rare leather from ancient chariot

“Nearly 300 leather fragments from an ancient Egyptian chariot, believed to date back to the New Kingdom, have been recently uncovered from the depths of the Egyptian Museum by a team of renowned archaeologists. Studying the technology and resources utilized in the building of such chariots, the team aims to reconstruct an ancient Egyptian royal […]