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NEWS: New timeline for origin of ancient Egypt

NEWS: New timeline for origin of ancient Egypt

Archaeological digs in Egypt reveal where the First Dynasty kings of Egypt are buried – but until now a timeline has been difficult to establish (Source: BBC News). “A new timeline for the origin of ancient Egypt has been established by scientists. A team from the UK found that the transformation from a land of […]

NEWS: Ancient Egyptian objects recovered

Five more artefacts looted from Malawi National Museum were retrieved on Saturday (Source: Ahram Online). “On Saturday, the Ministry of State of Antiquities (MSA) recovered five more artefacts that had been reported missing from the looted Malawi National Museum (MNM) on 14th August. The museum was looted amidst violence that occurred after the dispersal of […]

NEWS: Ancient Egyptian elite interred as one mummy but in multiple coffins

NEWS: Ancient Egyptian elite interred as one mummy but in multiple coffins

Coffin set belonging to the temple singer Tamutnofret, composed of an outer coffin, an inner coffin and a “mummy-cover”, a full-length death mask that was placed over the mummy (Source: UPI.com). “Elite individuals in ancient Egypt were often entombed in multiple coffins, with as many as eight of them nested like Russian dolls, researchers say. […]